China reports six new COVID-19 cases, five asymptomatic cases

FILE PHOTO: People visit a military theme park following an outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Shanghai, China May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported six new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday, three more than the previous day.

Five of the new cases, recorded by late Saturday, involved travellers arriving from abroad, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on its website.

One locally transmitted case was found in the southern island province of Hainan.

The NHC also confirmed five new asymptomatic cases, or people who are infected with the virus but do not show symptoms, compared with two the previous day.

The total number of infections in China, where the virus first emerged late last year, stands at 83,036. With no new deaths reported, the death toll remained 4,634.

Reporting by Yawen Chen and Ryan Woo; Editing by Robert Birsel

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