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China reports 9 new COVID-19 cases versus 12 a day earlier

SHANGHAI: China reported nine new COVID-19 cases as of Sep 16, down from 12 reported a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Thursday (Sep 17).

The National Health Commission said in a statement all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic patients also fell to 14 from 16 a day earlier, though China does not count these patients as confirmed cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in China now stands at 85,223, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

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