Coronavirus: China reports 21 new cases, including 13 in Xinjiang

A medical worker collects a swab from a man in Urumqi, Xinjiang, on July 19, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China reported 21 new coronavirus cases for Thursday (July 23), compared with 22 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Friday.

Of the new infections, 13 were in the far western region of Xinjiang, according to a statement by the National Health Commission. Two were in Dalian city in the north-eastern province of Liaoning, while the remaining six were imported cases.

China reported 43 new asymptomatic patients, up from 31 a day earlier.

As of Thursday, mainland China had 83,750 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The Covid-19 death toll remained at 4,634.

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