China reports 14 new coronavirus cases

Medical worker collects a swab from a woman for nucleic acid testing, in Qingdao
Medical worker collects a swab from a woman for nucleic acid testing, in Qingdao

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China reported 14 new coronavirus cases in the mainland for Oct. 21, compared with 11 cases a day earlier, the health commission said on Thursday.

All 14 of the new infections were imported, according to a statement by the National Health Commission.

China reported 25 new asymptomatic patients, compared with 15 a day earlier.

As of Oct 21, mainland China had 85,729 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 4,634.

(Reporting by Brenda Goh and Wang Jing; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)