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Mainland China reports 9 new COVID-19 cases vs 12 a day earlier

17 Sep 2020 / 08:08 H.

    SHANGHAI, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Mainland China reported nine new COVID-19 cases as of Sept. 16, down from 12 reported a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Thursday.

    The National Health Commission said in a statement all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic patients also fell to 14 from 16 a day earlier, though China does not count these patients as confirmed cases.

    Total of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 85,223, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634. (Reporting by Jing Wang and Engen Tham; writing by Se Young Lee Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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