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Mainland China reports 10 new Covid-19 cases, unchanged from a day earlier

People wear protective face masks as they travel by boat sailing on Yangtze River following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, September 3, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 5, unchanged from a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Sunday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement that all the new cases were imported, marking the 21th consecutive day with no locally transmitted infections.

The number of new asymptomatic cases rose to 17 from eight a day earlier. China does not count symptomless infections as confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The total confirmed COVID-19 cases for mainland China now stands at 85,122, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

Reporting by Stella Qiu and Ryan Woo; Editing by William Mallard