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China reports two new COVID-19 cases vs five a day earlier

BEIJING: China recorded two new coronavirus cases for May 20, down from five a day earlier, the National Health Commission (NHC) reported on Thursday (May 21).

One of the new cases was a local transmission, in Shanghai, and one was an imported case involving a traveller from overseas, the commission said in a statement. China also reported one imported case the previous day.

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The NHC reported 31 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases, up from 16 a day earlier.

The total number of COVID-19 infections in China to date now stands at 82,967. The death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

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