May 7, 2020 / 7:42 AM / 21 days ago

China reports two new coronavirus cases, both imported

People wearing face masks walk at a main shopping area, following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China May 6, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China reported two new coronavirus cases for May 6, unchanged from the same number of increases the day before, data from the national health authority showed on Thursday.

Both were so-called imported cases involving travellers from overseas, the National Health Commission said in a statement. The two cases from the day before were also imported.

The commission also reported 6 new asymptomatic cases for May 6, versus 20 from the previous day.

China’s total number of coronavirus cases now stands at 82,885, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,633, the national health authority said.

Reporting by Brenda Goh and Wang Jing; Editing by Shri Navaratnam

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