China reports 1,839 new COVID cases for March 30 vs 1,629 a day earlier

People wearing face masks walk at a main shopping area, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

BEIJING, March 31 (Reuters) - China reported 1,839 confirmed coronavirus cases for March 30, the national health authority said on Thursday, compared with 1,629 a day earlier.

Of the new cases, 1,803 were locally transmitted, the National Health Commission said, versus 1,565 a day earlier.

The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, stood at 6,720 compared with 7,196 a day earlier.

There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 4,638.

As of March 30, mainland China had confirmed 149,276 cases.

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Reporting by Stella Qiu, Yifan Wang and Ryan Woo Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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