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Mainland China Reports 12 New Coronavirus Cases Versus 10 a Day Earlier

(For representation/REUTERS) Students have begun to come back to Universities as China opened up campuses.

(For representation/REUTERS) Students have begun to come back to Universities as China opened up campuses.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in mainland China now stands at 85,291, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

Mainland China reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 20, up from 10 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Monday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas. It also reported 25 new asymptomatic infections, up from 21 a day earlier, though China does not classify these symptomless patients as confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in mainland China now stands at 85,291, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

first published:September 21, 2020, 07:36 IST