China reports 30 new coronavirus cases on July 16 vs 36 a day earlier

FILE PHOTO: Police officers speak to people behind a police line near a residential area where only entering is allowed, following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Guangzhou’s Liwan district, Guangdong province, China May 29, 2021. cnsphoto via REUTERS

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported 30 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland on July 16, compared with 36 a day earlier, the country’s health authority said on Saturday.

Twenty eight of the new cases were imported and two were locally transmitted, data from the National Health Commission showed.

China also reported 20 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases in the mainland, compared with 23 a day earlier. China does not classify asymptomatic infections as confirmed cases.

The total accumulated number of confirmed cases in mainland China now stands at 92,213, with total deaths unchanged at 4,636.

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