China reports 52 new mainland COVID-19 cases vs 54 a day earlier

29 Jan 2021 / 08:32 H.

    SHANGHAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 52 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 28, down from 54 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Friday.

    The National Health Commission said in a statement that 36 of the new cases were locally transmitted infections. Asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed COVID-19 cases, rose to 42 from 28 a day earlier.

    The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 89,378, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,636.

    (Reporting by Jing Wang and Josh Horwitz; Writing by Se Young Lee Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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