Salem Radio Network News Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Health

China reports 55 new COVID-19 cases as Delta variant spreads in Nanjing

(Corrects number of local cases from 25 to 30)

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported on Saturday 55 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 30, compared with 64 cases a day earlier, the health authority said.

The National Health Commission said in a statement 30 of the new infections were local cases, compared with 21 the previous day. There were no new deaths.

A majority of the local cases were reported in Jiangsu province, the authority said.

The province’s capital city of Nanjing is currently facing an outbreak of the COVID-19 Delta variant that surfaced earlier this month.

China also reported 19 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 25 a day earlier.

As of July 30, mainland China had a total of 92,930 confirmed coronavirus cases.

China’s death toll from the coronavirus remained unchanged at 4,636.

(Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; editing by Richard Pullin)

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