China reports 75 new mainland COVID-19 cases vs 82 a day earlier

27 Jan 2021 / 08:28 H.

    SHANGHAI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 75 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 26, down from 82 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Wednesday.

    The National Health Commission said in a statement that 55 of the new cases were local infections, down from 69 a day earlier. New asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 61 from 57 a day earlier.

    The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mainland China now stands at 89,272. The death toll remains at 4,636. (Reporting by Jing Wang and Andrew Galbraith; Writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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