China reports 21 new coronavirus cases on October 20 vs 30 day ago

23-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:29 AM Print This Post

China reported 21 new confirmed coronavirus cases for October 20 compared with 30 a day earlier, the country’s health authority said on Thursday.

Of the new infections, 13 were locally transmitted cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission, compared with 17 a day earlier.

A medical worker in protective suit collects a swab from a resident at a free nucleic acid testing site following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Lanzhou's Chengguan district, Gansu province, China October 20, 2021. cnsphoto via REUTERS

A medical worker in protective suit collects a swab from a resident at a free nucleic acid testing site following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Lanzhou’s Chengguan district, Gansu province, China October 20, 2021. cnsphoto via REUTERS

The new local cases were reported in the provinces of Gansu and Hubei and the autonomous regions of Inner Mongolia and Ningxia.

China reported 27 new asymptomatic patients, which it classifies separately from confirmed cases, compared with 22 a day earlier.

There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll unchanged at 4,636.

As of October 20, mainland China had 96,622 confirmed coronavirus cases.

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