FILE IMAGE: Individuals wear protective masks as they walk in a shopping street following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID 19) in a historic part of Beijing, China, July 30,2020 REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo
BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 43 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland as of Aug. 2, down from 49 a day earlier, the nation’s national health authority said on Monday.
The National Health Commission stated 36 of the new cases were locally transferred, including 28 in Xinjiang, while another 7 cases were imported infections including tourists from abroad. This compared to 33 regional infections and 16 imported cases reported a day previously.
China also reported 11 new asymptomatic infections, down from 20 a day previously. China does not count asymptomatic clients as validated infections until they establish signs.
The overall variety of verified coronavirus infections now stands at 84,428 while the death toll remains unchanged at 4,634
Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Jacqueline Wong