Mainland China reports 32 new confirmed cases of coronavirus
People wearing face masks are seen at a shopping area in Beijing, as the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in the country, China April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang
BEIJING (Reuters) – Mainland China reported 32 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, down from 39 cases a day earlier, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday.
All of the new confirmed cases reported on Monday involved travellers arriving from overseas, bringing the overall number of imported infections so far to 983, the health authority said in its statement.
The total number of confirmed cases in mainland China stood at 81,740 as of Monday, according to the authority.
Reporting by Ryan Woo, Se Young Lee and Huizhong Wu; Editing by Shri Navaratnam