China reports increase in new coronavirus cases

A park employee wearing a protective face mask holds a board to remind people wearing mask when they enter into park in Beijing, China. EPA-EFE/WU HONG

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Mainland China reported on Wednesday 30 new coronavirus cases, 23 of which were so-called imported cases involving travellers from overseas, up from 11 a day earlier.

The National Health Commission said in a statement the number of new asymptomatic patients, who are infected with the virus but not showing symptoms, also rose to 42 from 37 a day earlier.

A total of 82,788 coronavirus cases have been reported to date in mainland China, while the number of deaths remained unchanged at 4,632.

Via Reuters

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