July 7, 2020 / 2:03 AM / 2 days ago

China reports eight new coronavirus cases in mainland as of end-July 6 vs four a day earlier

Students wearing face masks prepare to take part in the annual national college entrance exam, or "gaokao", which has been postponed by one month due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, outside a high school in Beijing, China July 7, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China reported eight new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 6, up from four a day earlier, the health authority said.

All of the new infections were imported cases, involving travelers entering China from abroad, while the capital city of Beijing reported zero new cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement on Tuesday. There were no new deaths.

China also reported 15 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases for July 6, up from 11 a day earlier.

As of July 6, China had a total of 83,565 confirmed coronavirus cases while the death toll remained at 4,634.

Reporting by Engen Tham and Wang Jing; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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