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Mainland China reports three new coronavirus cases

A station staff member wears protective gear as he checks the ID and health status of travellers before they enter the Beijing South Railway Station, after an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China July 3, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China on Saturday reported three new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 3, compared with five cases a day earlier, the health authority said.

Two of the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement, while the capital Beijing reported one new case. There were no new deaths.

China also reported four new asymptomatic patients, the same as a day earlier.

As of July 3, mainland China had a total of 83,545 confirmed coronavirus cases, it said.

China’s death toll from the coronavirus remained at 4,634, unchanged since mid-May.

Reporting by Samuel Shen and Brenda Goh; Editing by William Mallard