The Latest: China has 1st non-imported infection in 2 weeks

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A Hindu woman performs rituals during a prayer ceremony to rid the world of coronavirus, on the banks of the river Brahmaputra in Gauhati, India, Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

BEIJING — China has reported its first non-imported case of the new coronavirus in two weeks, an infected person on the island of Hainan off the southern coast.

The National Health Commission said Sunday that there were also five imported cases in the previous 24-hour period, bringing the nation’s total case count to 83,036.

China says it has largely stopped the spread of the virus at home, though it continues to have occasional localized outbreaks. It is on guard against imported cases as it begins to ease restrictions on flights and people arriving from abroad.

The official death toll in China is 4,634.

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