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China reports two coronavirus cases for May 2

FILE PHOTO: Visitors wearing face masks practise social distancing as they line up outside a souvenir shop at the Temple of Heaven, or Tiantan Park, on the first day of the five-day Labour Day holiday following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Beijing, China May 1, 2020. REUTERS/Florence Lo/File photo

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China reported two new coronavirus cases for May 2, up from one the day before, data from the country’s national health authority showed on Sunday.

One case was imported and the other was local, the National Health Commission (NHC) said. This compares to one imported case and no domestic transmissions on May 1.

The NHC also reported 12 asymptomatic cases for May 2, down from 20 the day before.

The number of confirmed cases in China has reached 82,877. With no new deaths reported, the death toll remained at 4,633.

Reporting By Alexandra Harney; Editing by Michael Perry

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