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Mainland China reports 12 new COVID-19 cases vs 10 a day earlier

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - 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.

Reporting by Jing Wang and David Stanway; Writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman