Only one of the 55 new coronavirus cases reported in China over the past 24 hours was locally transmitted, the country’s health authorities said Friday. 

In a statement, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) said the local transmission case was found in eastern Zhejiang province, while 54 others were people who had come to the country from abroad.

The NHC had found no locally transmitted COVID-19 case for the past several days.

The commission reported five deaths in the country over the past 24 hours, four of them in Wuhan, where the virus emerged last December.

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