As the epicenter of the new coronavirus has shifted to Europe and the U.S., Chinese and South Korean health authorities on Saturday reported slight rise in new cases.

According to China’s National Health Commission (NHC), 46 new cases were reported Friday on the Chinese mainland and Xinjiang region, with 42 of them having recently returned from abroad.

Three new deaths were reported in the central Hubei province. The novel coronavirus originated in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, in December.

On Thursday, 42 new cases were confirmed on the mainland China, with one death from Wuhan.

The NHC data showed

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