China registered two new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, one corresponding to a traveler from abroad and another locally, the National Health Commission reported today.
Only one new case had been registered yesterday and twelve new infections on Thursday, six from abroad and another six locally.
The commission reported that as of last local midnight (4pm GMT) there have been no new deaths or suspected new cases.
The contagion from abroad made it to the eastern city of Shanghai, while the new case at the local level was in the northern province of Shanxi.
He also noted that 28 patients were discharged, 882 close contacts were no longer observed and three serious cases were reduced.
The number of active cases was reduced to 531 patients, 34 of them severe.
Those infected from abroad still in treatment stand at 451, six of them serious, of the 1,672 that have been diagnosed.
The total number of cases detected in the country since the start of the pandemic rises to 82,877, of which 77,713 have been discharged and 4,633 have died.
734,281 close contacts of the infected have been traced, of which 7,539 are still under medical observation.
In the province of Hubei, the focus of the pandemic, and in its capital Wuhan, no new contagion has been detected and there are no active cases.
As for the asymptomatic infected, China registered 12 new cases in the latter part, two from abroad, bringing the number of symptom-free cases to 968 that are still under medical observation.
In Hong Kong the cases remain at 1,039 with four deaths and in Taiwan, which China considers a rebellious province, a total of 432 cases and 6 deaths are recorded.
The symptoms of the new coronavirus are in many cases similar to those of a cold, but may be accompanied by fever and fatigue, dry cough and dyspnea (shortness of breath).