China reports 98 new coronavirus cases for Aug 1 vs 75 a day earlier


This photo taken on Aug 1, 2021 shows a resident receiving a nucleic acid test for the Covid-19 coronavirus in Yangzhou in China's eastern Jiangsu province, amid the country's most widespread coronavirus outbreak in months. - AFP

BEIJING (Reuters): China reported on Monday (Aug 2) 98 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland for Aug 1, compared with 75 a day earlier, according to the National Health Commission.

Of the new infections, 55 were locally transmitted, the health authority said. That compares with 53 local cases a day earlier.

China reported 60 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases, which it does not classify as confirmed infections, compared with 37 a day earlier.

No new deaths were reported.

As of Aug 1, mainland China had recorded 93,103 confirmed cases, with the cumulative death toll unchanged at 4,636.

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