April 3, 2020 / 2:40 AM / 2 months ago

China's Hubei province reports four new coronavirus deaths as of April 2

People wearing face masks check their phones at a residential area blocked by barriers in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicentre of China's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

BEIJING (Reuters) - Mainland China reported 31 new confirmed coronavirus cases, including two locally transmitted infections, the country’s National Health Commission said on Friday.

Mainland China also reported four new deaths as of Thursday, all in Wuhan, the city where the outbreak began, the commission said in a statement. The total number of infections now stands at 81,620 and 3,322 deaths have been reported from mainland China to date.

The commission said 60 new asymptomatic coronavirus patients were also reported on Thursday.

Reporting by Se Young Lee, Ryan Woo and Lusha Zhang; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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