Mainland China reports 55 new coronavirus cases, with first local transmission in 3 days

Mainland China reports 55 new coronavirus cases, with first local transmission in 3 days

The Straits Times - Asia·286 views·2020-03-27 08:43

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Mainland China reported itsfirst locally transmitted coronavirus infection in three days, although cases involving travellers from overseas continued to dominate the total number of new cases.

China's National Health Commission said on Friday (March 27) that 55 new coronavirus cases were reported on the mainland on Thursday, with all but one case involving so-called imported cases. There were 67 new cases a day earlier.

The one locally transmitted case was in Zhejiang province, the health commission said.

The total number of infections for mainland China now stands at 81,340, with the death toll rising by five to 3,292, it said.

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