(Corrects number of confirmed new cases to 12, not 11, in first paragraph, fixes typo in last paragraph)
Feb 24 (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Feb. 23, up from 10 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Wednesday.
The National Health Commission, in a statement, said all of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, remained unchanged from a day earlier at nine.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 89,864, while the death toll remains unchanged at 4,636. (Reporting by Se Young Lee in Washington; editing by Jane Wardell)
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