China reports 28 new coronavirus cases in mainland, including 21 in Beijing

A man registers to undergo a swab test for the coronavirus at a testing center in Beijing, on June 17, 2020.
A man registers to undergo a swab test for the coronavirus at a testing center in Beijing, on June 17, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China reported 28 new coronavirus cases in the mainland as of end-June 17, 21 of which were in the capital of Beijing, the country's health commission said on Thursday (June 18).

The National Health Commission said four of the 28 cases were so-called imported ones involving travellers from overseas, and that there were 8 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases.

A day earlier, the commission reported 44 confirmed cases, 11 of which were imported, and 11 asymptomatic cases.

The total number of confirmed cases stands at 83,293. The death toll remains unchanged at 4,634.

China does not count asymptomatic patients - those who are infected with the coronavirus but have no symptoms - as confirmed coronavirus cases.