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China reports 103 new mainland COVID-19 cases vs 144 a day earlier

22 Jan 2021 / 09:43 H.

    BEIJING, Jan 22 (Reuters) - China reported 103 new COVID-19 cases on the mainland on Jan. 21, down from 144 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Friday.

    The National Health Commission said in a statement that 94 of the new cases were local infections. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 119 from 113 cases a day earlier.

    The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mainland China now stands at 88,804, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,635. (Reporting by Gabriel Crossley and Roxanne Liu; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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