China reports eight new coronavirus cases in mainland

China reported seven new asymptomatic patients, up from four a day earlier

  
People wearing face masks are seen at the Sanlitun shopping area, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China July 1, 2020.

People wearing face masks are seen at the Sanlitun shopping area, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China July 1, 2020.

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BEIJING - China reported eight new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 4, compared with three cases a day earlier, the health authority said on Sunday.

Six of the new infections were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission, while the capital Beijing reported two new cases. There were no new deaths.

China reported seven new asymptomatic patients, up from four a day earlier.

As of Saturday, mainland China had 83,553 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. China's death toll from the COVID-19 remained 4,634, unchanged since Mid-May.

(Reporting by Min Zhang and Tony Munroe; Editing by William Mallard) ((min.zhang@thomsonreuters.com; (8610) 5669-2105;))

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