BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Mainland China reported 6 new coronavirus cases as of end-April 23, down from 10 reported a day earlier, putting the total number of COVID-19 infections at 82,804.
China’s National Health Commission said in a statement on Friday that 2 of the new cases were so-called imported ones involving travellers from overseas.
There were 6 such imported cases reported a day earlier.
Number of new asymptomatic patients, those infected with the virus but not exhibiting symptoms, rose to 34 from 27 reported a day earlier. COVID-19 death toll for mainland China remained unchanged at 4,632.
(Reporting by Se Young Lee, Brenda Goh and Huizhong Wu; Editing by Himani Sarkar)