China reports eight new coronavirus cases in mainland

A station staff member wears protective gear as he checks the ID and health status of travellers before they enter the Beijing South Railway Station in Beijing, China July 3, 2020. — Reuters pic
A station staff member wears protective gear as he checks the ID and health status of travellers before they enter the Beijing South Railway Station in Beijing, China July 3, 2020. — Reuters pic

BEIJING, July 5 — China reported eight new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 4, compared with three cases a day earlier, the health authority said today.

Six of the new infections were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission, while the capital Beijing reported two new cases. There were no new deaths.

China reported seven new asymptomatic patients, up from four a day earlier.

As of yesterday, mainland China had 83,553 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. China's death toll from the Covid-19 remained 4,634, unchanged since Mid-May. — Reuters

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