China reports 16 new coronavirus infections, 14 deaths

Beijing, China has reported 16 new coronavirus infections and 14 new deaths over the past day, dpa reported.

The latest numbers add up to a total of 80,860 infections across mainland China including 3,213 deaths, according to the National Health Commission.

Four of the new cases and 14 of the deaths were recorded in Hubei province, where the outbreak first occurred in December.

Twelve cases were patients who were infected abroad and found to be carrying the virus upon entering China, according to the government.

Beijing has so far reported a total of 123 so-called "imported" cases. Beijing on Sunday announced it would quarantine all international arrivals for two weeks in designated facilities starting on Monday, in an effort to curb coronavirus infections from abroad.

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