China reports seven new mainland COVID-19 cases vs 11 a day earlier

People wearing protective face masks are seen on a street following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China May 25, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported 7 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland as of end-May 25, up from 11 a day earlier, the National Health Commission reported.

The commission said in a statement all of the new infections were imported cases, involving travellers from overseas.

It also reported 29 new asymptomatic cases – patients who are infected but do not show symptoms – versus 40 a day earlier.

The total number of cases to date in the mainland stands at 82,992. The death toll remains unchanged at 4,634.

Reporting by Brenda Goh and Wang Jing; Editing by Himani Sarkar

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