China reports five new coronavirus cases, down from eight a day earlier

China reports five new coronavirus cases, down from eight a day earlier
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  • calendar-gray 17 May 2020

Mainland China reported five new confirmed COVID-19 cases for May 16, down from eight the previous day, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement on Sunday, APA reports quoting Reuters. 

Two of the five confirmed cases are so-called imported infections, while three are locally transmitted in northeastern Jilin Province. 

The number of new asymptomatic cases of the coronavirus fell to 12 from 13, the NHC said. 

The number of confirmed cases in the mainland stands at 82,947 and the death toll at 4,634.

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