China on Wednesday began publishing asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 alongside active cases of the deadly virus.

China’s National Health Commission said it found 130 new asymptomatic cases besides 36 coronavirus cases, which included just one locally transmitted case.

The tally of cases in the country is now at 81,554.

Seven more people died of the virus, raising the death toll in the country to 3,312.

Mainland China has recorded a total of 1,367 asymptomatic cases, the commission said, adding that they are still under medical observation.

In scientific terminology, asymptomatic means absence of symptoms despite carrying the virus.


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