Coronavirus: China Publishes Asymptomatic Case Numbers

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China has officially recorded 1,367 asymptomatic infections of the novel coronavirus, the country’s National Health Commission said.

In total, 130 new asymptomatic cases were diagnosed on Tuesday, while 302 were released from quarantine.

Thirty-six new cases of the virus were recorded on Tuesday — all but one imported. That brings the total number of imported cases to 806.

China has recorded 81,554 cases nationwide, as of Tuesday. It is unclear if that figure includes asymptomatic cases.

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A total of 76,238 patients have recovered and been released from the hospital.

Seven new deaths were reported on Tuesday, bringing the country’s death toll to 3,312. Six of the new fatalities were in Hubei, where the pandemic began.

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