May 14, 2020 / 3:19 AM / 17 days ago

China reports 3 new COVID-19 cases, down from 7 a day earlier

Police officers in protective suits are seen in front a closed entrance to a train station, following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Jilin, Jilin province, China May 13, 2020. cnsphoto via REUTERS

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 3 new coronavirus cases for May 13, down from 7 cases a day earlier, the country’s health commission said.

All of the new cases were locally transmitted - two in the northeastern Liaoning province and one in Jilin province that borders Liaoning, the National Health Commission said in a statement on Thursday.

The number of new asymptomatic cases rose to 12 from 8 a day earlier.

The total number of cases now stands at 82,929 while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,633.

Reporting by Se Young Lee, Lusha Zhang and Jing Wang; Editing by Kim Coghill

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