Medical workers take a swab sample from students to be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus as senior students prepare to return to school in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on 14 May 2020
Medical workers take a swab sample from students to be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus as senior students prepare to return to school in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on 14 May 2020Reuters file photo

Mainland China reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on 19 September, down from 14 cases reported a day earlier, the Chinese national health authority said on Sunday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement that all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas.

It reported 21 new asymptomatic cases, down from 24 a day earlier. China does not classify these patients without symptoms as confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The total number of COVID-19 cases for mainland China now stands at 85,279, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

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