China reports 130 new mainland COVID-19 cases vs 144 a day earlier

16 Jan 2021 / 08:24 H.

    SHANGHAI, Jan 16 (Reuters) - China reported 130 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Jan. 15, compared to 135 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Saturday.

    Of the new infections, 115 were local infections, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.

    China reported 79 new asymptomatic patients, which it does not classify as confirmed cases, compared to 66 a day earlier.

    The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mainland China now stands at 88,118, while the death toll remains unchanged at 4,635. (Reporting by Brenda Goh and Steven Bian Editing by Chris Reese)

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