Of the new cases, 27 were imported infections originating from overseas. The National Health Commission said in a statement that six local infections were reported in the western region of Xinjiang.
The commission also reported 38 new asymptomatic cases, down from 53 a day earlier. China does not count symptomless patients as confirmed COVID-19 cases.Total confirmed COVID-19 cases to date in mainland China stand at 85,973. The death toll remains at 4,634.