China reports 22 coronavirus cases, 6th day without local transmission

BEIJING: China reported 22 cases of the new coronavirus in the mainland for Aug 21, same as a day earlier, the health commission said on Saturday (Aug 22).

All 22 new infections were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission, marking the sixth straight day with no new locally transmitted infections.

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China reported 34 new asymptomatic patients, up from 23 a day earlier.

As of Friday, mainland China had 84,939 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 4,634.

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