A man wearing a protective mask stands on a street, following new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China, December 20, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song

China reported 77 new confirmed coronavirus cases for Dec. 21, down from 81 a day earlier, its health authority said on Wednesday.

Iran PressAsia: Of the new infections, 57 were locally transmitted, according to a statement by the National Health Commission, unchanged from a day earlier. Most of the new local COVID-19 cases were in the northwestern province of Shaanxi.

China reported 19 new asymptomatic cases, which it classifies separately from confirmed cases, also unchanged from a day earlier.

There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 4,636.


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