FILE PHOTO: Residents wearing face masks line up for nucleic acid testings at a residential compound in Wuhan, the Chinese city hit hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, Hubei province, China May 17, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song
May 21, 2020
SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – China recorded two new coronavirus cases for May 20, down from five a day earlier, the National Health Commission (NHC) reported on Thursday.
One of the new cases was a local transmission, in Shanghai, and one was a so-called imported case involving a traveller from overseas, the commission said in a statement. China also reported one imported case the previous day.
The NHC reported 31 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases, up from 16 a day earlier.
The total number of COVID-19 infections in China to date now stands at 82,967. The death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.
(Reporting by Andrew Galbraith and Se Young Lee; Editing by Kim Coghill)