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China reports 72 new coronavirus cases for Sept 20 vs 49 a day earlier

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BEIJING, Sept 21 (Reuters) - China on Tuesday reported 72 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland for Sept. 20, down from 49 a day earlier, according to National Health Commission data.

Forty-two of the new infections were locally transmitted, all of them in the southeastern province of Fujian, the health authority said. That compares with 28 local cases a day earlier.

China reported two new asymptomatic coronavirus cases, which it does not classify as confirmed infections, same as a day earlier. No new deaths were reported.

Mainland China had recorded 95,810 confirmed cases as of Monday, with the death toll unchanged at 4,636. (Reporting by Chen Aizhu in Singapore and Eve Wu in Beijing; Editing by Tom Hogue)