SHANGHAI, Aug 17 — China reported no new local coronavirus cases in the western region of Xinjiang yesterday, according to national data, marking the first time the area's case count was zero since mid-July.
It marks a new low number for Xinjiang, which had become a hotbed for the virus as cases surged.
China reported on Monday 22 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for August 16, compared with 19 cases a day earlier, the health authority said.
All of the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement. There were no new deaths.
China also reported 37 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 16 a day earlier.
As of August 16, mainland China had a total of 84,849 confirmed coronavirus cases, it said.
China's death toll from the coronavirus remained unchanged at 4,634. — Reuters