China reported 22 new COVID-19 cases, up from a day earlier

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China registered 22 new COVID-19 cases on November 23, up from 11 a day earlier, the national health authority said Tuesday.

According to a communication from the National Health Commission, 20 new cases were from overseas import infections. One local transfer was reported in Shanghai and another in Tianjin.

The Shanghai case, along with the second previously reported in the city, is traced back to a container from North America that the two men cleaned when they arrived at an airport, the Shanghai Daily writes.

The committee also reported eight new asymptomatic cases that China does not classify as confirmed cases, compared to 10 cases a day earlier.

In mainland China, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is currently 86,464, while the number of fatalities is 4,634.

(Report by Jing Wang and Engen Tham; edited by Stephen Coates)