China reports 14 new coronavirus cases for August 24 vs 16 a day earlier

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China reported 14 new COVID-19 cases for Aug.

Reuters August 25, 2020 06:10:25 IST
China reports 14 new coronavirus cases for August 24 vs 16 a day earlier

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China reported 14 new COVID-19 cases for Aug. 24, all of which were imported infections involving travellers from overseas, the country's health authority said on Tuesday. 

This compared with 16 new cases reported a day earlier, all imported as well, and marked the ninth consecutive day of no locally transmitted cases.

The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 84,981, while the death toll remains unchanged at 4,634.

The National Health Commission said in a statement that there were 16 new asymptomatic cases - patients who are infected with the coronavirus but not exhibiting any symptoms - compared with 27 reported a day earlier.

(Reporting by Engen Tham and Wang Jing in Shanghai; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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