Mainland China reports 42 new COVID-19 cases


Posted at Oct 28 2020 02:48 PM

People wearing face masks amid the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station in Shanghai, China October 26, 2020. Aly Song, Reuters

SHANGHAI — Mainland China reported 42 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 27, up sharply from 16 a day earlier as new cases were reported in the northwestern Xinjiang region, the country's health authority said on Wednesday.

Of the new cases, 22 of them were locally transmitted infections in Xinjiang following an apparent mass infection in Kashgar. The region's health authority also reported 19 new asymptomatic infections, half of the total number of symptomless infections reported in Mainland China for Oct. 27.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Mainland China now stands at 85,868, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

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