China reports 36 new coronavirus cases in mainland vs 43 a day earlier

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China reported 36 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Aug. 3, compared to 43 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Tuesday.

SHANGHAI, Aug 4 (Reuters) - China reported 36 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Aug. 3, compared to 43 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Tuesday.

Of the new infections, six were imported, versus 7 a day earlier, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.

China reported 21 new asymptomatic patients, compared to 11 a day earlier.

As of Aug. 3, mainland China had 84,464 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 4,634.

(Reporting by Brenda Goh and Colin Qian; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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