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China reports 14 new coronavirus cases for Oct 15 vs 10 the day before

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SHANGHAI, Oct 16 (Reuters) - China reported 14 new confirmed coronavirus cases for Oct. 15 up from 10 a day earlier, the country's health authority said on Saturday.

All of the new infections were imported, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.

China reported 18 new asymptomatic patients, which it classifies separately from confirmed cases, down from 25 day earlier. Fifteen of those infections were imported, with the rest originating in Yunnan province and the Xinjiang region.

The death toll remained 4,636.

As of Friday, mainland China had 96,502 confirmed coronavirus cases. (Reporting by Josh Horwitz and Luoyan Liu)