Mainland China reports 30 new coronavirus cases vs 19 a day earlier

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a face mask walks at a residential area blocked by barriers in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicentre of China’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, April 3, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

BEIJING (Reuters) – Mainland China reported 30 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, up from 19 a day earlier as the number of cases involving travellers from abroad as well as local transmissions increased.

The National Health Commission said in a statement on Sunday that 25 of the cases reported on Saturday involved those who entered the country from abroad, compared with 18 such cases reported a day earlier.

The mainland has now reported a total of 81,669 cases, while the death toll has risen by three to 3,329.

Reporting by Yilei Sun and Se Young Lee; Editing by Richard Chang

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