June 12, 2020 / 1:53 AM / 21 days ago

Mainland China reports seven new confirmed, one asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks wait for a bus on a street in Shanghai, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, China June 8, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song/File photo

BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China reported seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases and one asymptomatic case as of end-June 11, the country’s national health authority said.

The National Health Commission said in a statement on Friday that six of the new confirmed patients reported were so-called imported cases involving travellers from overseas.

The commission reported 11 confirmed cases, all of which were imported, and seven asymptomatic cases a day earlier.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 83,064, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634. China does not count asymptomatic patients, who are infected with the virus but symptomless, as confirmed cases.

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

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