Mainland China reports 10 COVID-19 cases vs 11 a day earlier

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Oct 2 (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 1, down from 11 a day earlier, the country's health authority reported on Friday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not count as confirmed COVID-19 cases, rose to 33 from 10 a day earlier.

The total number of COVID-19 infections in the mainland now stands at 85,424, while the total number of deaths remained unchanged at 4,634. (Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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