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A passenger originating from China has his body temparature taken upon arrival on an international flight as he waits to be screened for signs of the novel coronavirus at Entebbe Airport on March 3, 2020. Image Credit: AFP

Shanghai/Beijing: Mainland China had 119 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, the country’s National Health Commission said on Wednesday, down slightly from 125 on the previous day.

The total number of cases on the mainland has now reached 80,270.

The number of deaths rose by 38 to bring the total mainland China death toll to 2,981 by March 3.

Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, reported 37 new deaths and 115 new cases on Tuesday.

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