China's latest outbreak may have come through Inner Mongolian ports, Beijing on alert

A medical staff administers a nucleic acid test at a booth on a street in Beijing, China, as outbreaks of Covid-19 continue, on Oct 20, 2021. - Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters): China reported 30 new confirmed Covid-19 cases for Oct 19 compared with 25 a day earlier, the country's health authority said on Wednesday (Oct 20).

Of the new infections, 17 were locally transmitted cases, up from 9 a day earlier, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.

The new local cases were reported in Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Beijing, Guizhou, Yunnan, Shaanxi and Ningxia.

China reported 22 new asymptomatic patients, which it classifies separately from confirmed cases, compared with 19 a day earlier.

There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll unchanged at 4,636.

As of Oct. 19, mainland China had 96,601 confirmed coronavirus cases.

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