The total number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland stands at 81,589; the cumulative death toll is now at 3,318, while 1,075 asymptomatic patients are under medical observation.
The total number of imported cases has risen to 806, it said.
In scientific terminology, asymptomatic means absence of symptoms despite carrying the virus.
After strenuous nationwide efforts that have lasted for more than two months－including the lockdown of Wuhan, a city with more than 11 million people－the COVID-19 outbreak has been brought under control in China, with the daily number of reported cases falling to double digits and a lot of them imported from overseas. The Asian country, which has been criticized for hiding facts about the Coronavirus cases in the region, has stepped up the process to finalise vaccines to counter COVID-19 after Kaiser Permanente research facility in Seattle and Washington started human trials.
Following the outbreak of COVID-19, many other Chinese institutes are also stepping up efforts to develop vaccines for the disease.
The problem with not including asymptomatic patients in the official tally is that there is not enough scientific data to show what kind of impact these patients have.
There is no official explanation why these cases have not been included earlier.
Yesterday, a county in the central province of Henan said it had banned people from leaving without proper authorisation, and prevented residents from leaving their homes for work without clearance following several cases of coronavirus infection in the area.
Both asymptomatic cases and their close contacts will be quarantined in centralised facilities for 14 days.
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Besides the asymptomatic cases, there are reports of 35 new imported cases.
"Our analysis suggests that without the Wuhan travel ban and the national emergency response there would have been more than 700,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases outside of Wuhan by that date", he was quoted as saying in a press release. "There are a small number of asymptomatic carriers whose respiratory tract swabs indicated a viral load that was no different from that of confirmed patients", the commission states.
The tally, the first daily count of so-called asymptomatic patients, establishes a new benchmark to measure the scope of the outbreak amid a growing chorus of domestic and global criticism of China's data.
Some experts believe that without coughing or sneezing, asymptomatic infections may be less infectious, it said.
A serologic test can determine whether a person has been exposed to a particular microorganism.
China has reported more than 1,300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases, the first time it has released such data following public concern over people who have tested positive but are not showing symptoms.
The statement comes on the heels of a new classified report from the USA intelligence community delivered to the White House last week documenting a series of deliberate omissions in China's reported numbers on the virus.
Despite not publicly disclosing statistics on asymptomatic individuals, the NHC has demanded the prompt detection and reporting of those with light or no symptoms since late January and has treated them as a potential source of contagion.
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