April 14, 2020 / 12:48 AM / 2 months ago

China reports 89 new coronavirus cases on April 13, 86 imported

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a face mask rides an electric bicycle past residential buildings after the lockdown was lifted in Wuhan, capital of Hubei province and China's epicentre of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, April 13, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China reported 89 new coronavirus cases on April 13, down from 108 the previous day, the health authority said on Tuesday.

Of the total, 86 were imported, down from 98 a day earlier, the National Health Commission said.

China’s state broadcaster had reported earlier that 79 of the day’s imported cases were in the northeast province of Heilongjiang, which shares a border with Russia.

The number of total confirmed cases in China now stands at 82,249. Its death toll from the pandemic stands at 3,341, with no new deaths on April 13.

Reporting by David Stanway and Lusha Zhang; Editing by Kim Coghill

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