Mainland China reports 10 COVID-19 cases vs. 11 a day earlier

Chinese National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays in Beijing
Chinese National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holidays in Beijing

(Reuters) - Mainland China reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 1, down from 11 a day earlier, the country's health authority reported on Friday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement all new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not count as confirmed COVID-19 cases, rose to 33 from 10 a day earlier.

The total number of COVID-19 infections in the mainland now stands at 85,424, while the total number of deaths remained unchanged at 4,634.

(Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)