BEIJING: China reported 157 new confirmed coronavirus cases for Jan. 9, down slightly from 165 a day earlier, its health authority said on Monday.
Of the new infections, 97 were locally transmitted, according to a statement by the National Health Commission, compared with 92 a day earlier.
Most of the new local cases were in Henan, Tianjin and Shaanxi.
China reported 42 new asymptomatic cases, which it classifies separately from confirmed cases, down from 46 a day earlier.
There were no new deaths, leaving the death toll at 4,636.
Mainland China had 103,776 confirmed cases as of Jan. 9.