China reports 17 new coronavirus cases in mainland as of end-Nov 3 vs 49 a day earlier

Women wearing face masks walk at a main shopping area following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China November 3, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China on Wednesday reported 17 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Nov. 3, compared with 49 cases a day earlier, the health authority said.

Of the new infections, 15 were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement. There were no new deaths.

China also reported 128 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 61 a day earlier.

As of Nov. 3, mainland China had a total of 86,087 confirmed coronavirus cases, it said. The country’s death toll from the coronavirus remained unchanged at 4,634.

(This story corrects day of week to Wednesday in first paragraph)

Reporting by Josh Horwitz and Wang Jing; Editing by Himani Sarkar