Mainland China reported 15 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on October 9, down from 21 a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Saturday.
All the new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas, the National Health Commission said in a statement.
The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 39 from 15 a day earlier.
All of them were imported.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 85 536, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4 634.