May 6, 2020 / 2:11 AM / 23 days ago

China reports 2 new coronavirus cases, 20 new asymptomatic cases

People wearing face masks look at a fountain at a shopping mall during Labour Day holiday, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Beijing, China May 5, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported 2 new coronavirus cases for May 5 and 20 new asymptomatic cases, data from the national health authority showed on Wednesday.

This compared with 1 new coronavirus case and 15 new asymptomatic cases reported a day earlier. The two new cases were so-called imported cases involving travellers from overseas, compared with one such case a day earlier.

China’s total number of coronavirus cases now stands at 82,883, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,633, the National Health Commission said in a statement.

Reporting by Se Young Lee and Huizhong Wu; Editing by Kim Coghill

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