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China reports 115 new coronavirus cases, biggest increase in five months

13 Jan 2021 / 09:04 H.

    SHANGHAI, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 115 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 12, up from 55 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Wednesday, the highest daily increase in more than five months.

    The National Health Commission, in a statement, said 107 of the new cases were local infections. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, fell to 38 from 81 cases a day earlier.

    The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 87,706, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

    (Reporting by Jing Wang and Emily Chow; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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