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China reports six new coronavirus cases in mainland vs 10 a day earlier

People wearing protective face masks leave work after office hours in Central Business District, as the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Beijing, China, April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Mainland China reported 6 new coronavirus cases as of end-April 23, down from 10 reported a day earlier, putting the total number of COVID-19 infections at 82,804.

China’s National Health Commission said in a statement on Friday that 2 of the new cases were so-called imported ones involving travellers from overseas.

There were 6 such imported cases reported a day earlier.

Number of new asymptomatic patients, those infected with the virus but not exhibiting symptoms, rose to 34 from 27 reported a day earlier. COVID-19 death toll for mainland China remained unchanged at 4,632.

Reporting by Se Young Lee, Brenda Goh and Huizhong Wu; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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