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China reports 23 new COVID-19 cases versus 19 the day before

China reports 23 new COVID-19 cases versus 19 the day before

Friday, June 18, 2021, 10:44 GMT+7
China reports 23 new COVID-19 cases versus 19 the day before
Medical workers inoculate students with the vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a university in Qingdao, Shandong province, China March 30, 2021. Photo: Reuters

China reported 23 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the mainland for June 17, up from 19 infections a day earlier, the country's health authority said on Friday.

Of the new cases, one was a local infection in southern Guangdong province, while the rest were imported cases, the National Health Commission said.

The number of new asymptomatic infections slightly rose to 25 from 24 a day earlier.

China does not classify them as confirmed cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China stood at 91,534 by the end of June 17, with the death toll unchanged at 4,636. 

Reuters

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