China reports decline in new coronavirus cases for Aug 11

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China reported on Thursday 81 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland for Aug. 11, compared with 111 a day earlier, according to the National Health Commission.

Of the new infections, 61 were locally transmitted, the health authority said. That compared with 83 local cases a day earlier.

China reported 38 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases, which it does not classify as confirmed infections, compared with 30 a day earlier.

No new deaths were reported.

As of Aug. 11, mainland China had recorded 94,161 confirmed cases, with the cumulative death toll unchanged at 4,636.

Photo: A woman wearing a mask for protection stands by a sculpture in the park in Shanghai, China. EPA-EFE/ALEX PLAVEVSKI