Chinese authorities identified only two new novel coronavirus patients presenting symptoms on Wednesday, the country’s National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement.
Both cases were imported — one was in Shanghai and the other in the southeastern province of Fujian.
However 23 asymptomatic cases were recorded, the NHC added.
Authorities in China have confirmed 82,995 Covid-19 patients to date, with 73 cases still active. A total of 78,288 confirmed patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.
At least 4,634 people have died in China after contracting the virus.