(Reuters) – Mainland China reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 30, down from 19 a day earlier, the country’s health authority reported on Thursday.
The National Health Commission said in a statement that all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed COVID-19 cases, fell to 10 from 22 reported a day earlier.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections for mainland China now stands at 85,414, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.
Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Shri Navaratnam