China reports 23 new COVID-19 cases versus 30 the day before

A medical worker in a protective suit collects a swab from a man for nucleic acid testing in the Xiangzhou district of Zhuhai after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Guangdong province, China, June 8, 2021. Picture from June 8, 2021. China Daily via REUTERS

BEIJING, June 20 (Reuters) – China reported 23 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the mainland as of June 19, up from 30 infections the day before, the country’s health agency said on Sunday.

All new cases were imported overseas infections, 12 of which were reported in southern Guangdong Province, the National Health Commission said.

The number of asymptomatic new infections fell from 42 the day before to 20. China does not classify them as confirmed cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China reached 91,587 by the end of June 19, with the death toll unchanged at 4,636.

Reporting by Muyu Xu and Tony Munroe

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