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China registers 27 new coronavirus infections

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SHANGHAI, 29th December, 2020 (WAM/Reuters) — Mainland China reported 27 new COVID-19 cases on 28th December, up from 21 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Tuesday.

The National Health Commission said in its daily online bulletin that 12 of the new cases were imported infections originating from abroad. The 15 locally transmitted cases came from the northeastern province of Liaoning and the capital city of Beijing.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in mainland China now stands at 87,003, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.

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