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People wearing protective face masks against the coronavirus arrive at Capital Airport in Beijing, China. File/Reuters
China on Saturday reported six new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Nov.27, compared with five cases a day earlier, the health authority said.
All of the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement. There were no new deaths.
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China also reported four new asymptomatic patients, compared with eight a day earlier.
As of Nov.27, mainland China had a total of 86,501 confirmed coronavirus cases, it said.
China's death toll from the coronavirus remained unchanged at 4,634.
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