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Mainland China continues to report cases over 100, with 144 new infections confirmed on 20 January, up from 103 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Thursday.
The National Health Commission, in a statement, said 126 of the new cases were local infections. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 113 from 58 cases a day earlier.
The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in mainland
In the Pacific, Papua New Guinea is battling continued outbreaks of Covid-19 across its archipelago.
The country has currently recorded 843 cases, with eight new case overnight in West New Britain and the capital Port Moresby. The actual rate of infection is like far higher, with limited testing outside of the capital.