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China Reports One Locally Transmitted Virus Case, 20 Imported Ones

By Kyodo News 17 March 2020

BEIJING—China’s health authorities on Tuesday reported 21 additional cases of novel coronavirus infection on the mainland, all but one from people arriving from abroad.

The National Health Commission also reported 13 more deaths, 12 of them in hard-hit Hubei Province in central China, taking the total number of deaths on the mainland to 3,226.

The only locally transmitted case reported over a one-day period to the end of Monday occurred in Wuhan, Hubei’s provincial capital and the epicenter of the country’s virus outbreak, with the remaining 20 detected in passengers arriving from overseas in cities such as Beijing and Shanghai.

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