China reports 85 new coronavirus cases for Aug 4 vs 96 previous day

Medical workers in protective suits enter a residential compound under lockdown for nucleic acid testing following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Changsha, Hunan province, China August 4, 2021. cnsphoto via REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported on Thursday 85 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland for Aug. 4, down from 96 a day earlier, according to the National Health Commission.

Of the new infections, 62 were locally transmitted, the health authority said. That compares with 71 local cases a day earlier.

China reported 54 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases, which it does not classify as confirmed infections, compared with 27 a day earlier.

No new deaths were reported.

As of Aug. 4, mainland China had recorded 93,374 confirmed cases, with the cumulative death toll unchanged at 4,636.

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