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China reports 13 new COVID-19 cases vs 5 a day earlier

FILE PHOTO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Xingtai

(Reuters) – China reported 13 new mainland COVID-19 cases on May 6, up from five cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Friday.

The National Health Commission said in a statement all of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas. The number of new asymptomatic cases, which China does not classify as confirmed cases, rose to 17 from 7 cases a day earlier.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 90,739, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,636.

(Reporting by Jing Wang and Josh Horwitz; Writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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