Mainland China reports rise in new coronavirus cases, all from overseas

Women wearing face masks wait for buses at a bus stop in Xianning of Hubei province, the epicentre of China’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Mainland China reported an increase in new confirmed coronavirus cases, all of which involved travelers arriving from abroad, the National Health Commission said on Thursday.

The commission said in a statement that a total of 67 new cases were reported as of end-Wednesday, up from 47 a day earlier, putting the total accumulated number of confirmed coronavirus cases to date at 81,285.

The commission also reported a total of 3,287 deaths at the end of Wednesday, up 6 from the previous day.

Reporting by Se Young Lee and David Stanway

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