China reports 45 new cases, all but one imported, raising national total to 81,439

There were 45 new novel coronavirus cases reported in China today, bringing the national total to 81,439, according to the National Health Commission.

Out of the new cases, 44 were imported by people who had recently traveled abroad, with only one caused by local transmission.

In addition, China reported five more deaths from the coronavirus, bringing the country’s death toll to 3,300.

Of the 81,439 cases in the country, a total of 75,448 patients recovered and were discharged from hospital.

China was the first epicenter of the outbreak but the United States and Italy both now have more total cases.

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