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China reports 65 new COVID-19 cases on July 19 vs 31 previous day

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 65 new COVID-19 cases in the mainland on July 19 compared to 31 a day earlier, the country’s health authority said on Tuesday.

Of the new cases, 57 originated overseas, and eight were local transmissions, the National Health Commission said in its daily bulletin. All of the local cases were in the southwestern border province of Yunnan, it added.

Another 19 asymptomatic coronavirus cases were detected on the mainland on July 19, compared to 17 a day earlier. China does not count asymptomatic infections as confirmed cases.

China’s total accumulated COVID-19 cases has now reached 92,342, with deaths unchanged at 4,636.

(Reporting by Roxanne Liu, Stella Qiu and Ryan Woo; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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