China reports 5 new coronavirus cases

  • China
  • Wednesday, 20 May 2020

A foreign journalist gets tested for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before attending a news conference by the spokesman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Guo Weimin ahead of the People's National Congress in Beijing, China May 20, 2020. - Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters): China recorded five new coronavirus cases on Tuesday (May 19), down from six a day earlier, the National Health Commission reported on Wednesday.

Four of the new cases were local transmissions and one was an imported case involving a traveller from overseas, the commission said in a statement, compared with three imported cases reported the previous day.

The total number of Covid-19 infections in China to date now stands at 82,965, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634. - Reuters

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