May 9, 2020 / 4:30 AM / 25 days ago

China reports one new coronavirus case, 15 asymptomatic cases

People wearing protective face masks are seen on a street, amid an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China May 8, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported one new coronavirus case for Friday, unchanged from the day before, data from the national health authority showed on Saturday.

One new imported case was recorded on May 8, the National Health Commission said in a statement.

The commission also reported 15 new asymptomatic cases for Friday, versus 16 the previous day.

China’s total number of coronavirus cases now stands at 82,887, while the death toll from COVID-19, the disease it causes, remained unchanged at 4,633, the national health authority said.

Reporting by Colin Qian and Kevin Yao; Editing by William Mallard

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