Mainland China reported 56 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 22, down from 63 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Sunday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement that 19 of the new cases were locally transmitted, down from 23 a day earlier, and the rest imported.

The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, fell to 34 from 43 a day earlier.

There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 4,636.

As of Jan. 22, mainland China had confirmed 105,603 cases.

(Reporting by Yingzhi Yang and Ryan Woo in Beijing; Editing by William Mallard)