Mainland China reports 45 new coronavirus cases for July 31

A worker in protective suit measures the body temperature of a woman at the entrance to a residential compound in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region July 28, 2020. — Picture by cnsphoto via Reuters
A worker in protective suit measures the body temperature of a woman at the entrance to a residential compound in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region July 28, 2020. — Picture by cnsphoto via Reuters

SHANGHAI, Aug 1 — China reported 45 cases of the new coronavirus in the mainland for July 31, down sharply from 127 cases a day earlier, the health commission said today.

Of the new infections, 31 were in the far western region of Xinjiang, according to a statement by the National Health Commission. Eight were in the northeastern province of Liaoning, and the remaining six were imported cases.

China reported 23 new asymptomatic cases, up from 11 a day earlier.

As of the end of yesterday, mainland China had 84,337 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The Covid-19 death toll remained at 4,634. — Reuters

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