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Latest on the novel coronavirus outbreak | Updated: 2020-08-15 08:10

The novel coronavirus has spread across China and beyond.

Aug 15

Outside China 

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Aug 15, 2020.


Latest data released by National Health Commission by midnight, Aug 14, 2020.

- Chinese mainland reports 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, with 14 imported, 8 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Hong Kong reports 46 new COVID-19 cases, 4,406 in total (Read more)

Aug 14

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 750,000: Johns Hopkins University

- WHO in conversation with Russia for more vaccine information: expert (Read more)

- Argentine officials hail COVID-19 vaccine production, urge public to remain cautious (Read more)

- France, Malta and Netherlands added to UK's 14-day quarantine list (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, 8 locally transmitted, 22 imported (Read more)

Aug 13

Outside China

- Russia has received orders from 20 countries for 1 billion doses of a domestically developed coronavirus vaccine (Read more)

- New Zealand reports 14 new cases, mulls lockdown extension as virus spreads (Read more)

- Italy to launch COVID-19 testing on travelers returning from Greece, Spain, Malta, Croatia

- Brazil reports over 104,000 deaths from COVID-19

- Inconsistent efforts by US states to contain pandemic will likely prolong recession: Fed official (Read more)


People look at fresh seafood in a supermarket in Beijing, China, August 13, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, 8 locally transmitted, 11 imported. (Read more)

Aug 12

Outside China

- Russia has registered the world's first vaccine against the novel coronavirus, Putin said (Read more)

- New Zealand's largest city resumes strict lockdown after detection of COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- Iran calls for enhancing anti-coronavirus cooperation in E. Mediterranean region; Saudi Arabia's COVID-19 cases exceed 290,000 (Read more)


Women wearing masks walk on a street as they hold an umbrella amid rainfall in Beijing, on Aug 12, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, 9 locally transmitted (Read more)

Aug 11

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases topped 20 million on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University

- Over 97,000 US children test positive for COVID-19 in latter half of July (Read more)

- Iraq reports highest daily COVID-19 infections as Turkey announces economic recovery from outbreak (Read more)

- France's coronavirus infections top 200,000, over 4,800 new cases in last 3 days


A medical worker is seen inside China's first mobile nucleic acid testing laboratory in Shanghai, on Aug 7, 2020. [Photo by Gao Erqiang/]

- Chinese mainland reports 44 new COVID-19 cases, 13 locally transmitted (Read more)

Aug 10

Outside China

- US COVID-19 cases top 5 million as public divided over govt response (Read more)

- Iranian president predicts 6 more months of COVID-19 outbreak in Iran (Read more)

- Erdogan says Turkey becomes 3rd to develop COVID-19 vaccines (Read more)


A worker in protective suit measures the body temperature of a woman at the entrance to a residential community in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on July 28, 2020. [Photo/China News Service]

- Chinese mainland reports 49 new COVID-19 cases, including 35 imported cases and 14 locally-transmitted (Read more)

Aug 9

Outside China

COVID-19 cases in Africa surpasses one million (Read more)

- Trump to extend COVID-19 relief after Congress fails to reach deal (Read more)


A staff member provides guidance to a man at a hospital in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, July 21, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

- Chinese mainland reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, including 15 locally-transmitted in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region 

Aug 8

Outside China

New COVID-19 forecast sees nearly 300,000 US deaths by Dec 1 (Read more)

- Ohio governor now tests negative for COVID-19 (Read more)


Chinese mainland reports 31 new COVID-19 cases, including 25 locally-transmitted (Read more)

- HKSAR offers free citywide testing amid new surge (Read more)

Aug 7

Outside China

More than 1,000 South Australians quarantined over COVID-19 outbreak fears (Read more)

- New COVID-19 cases in the US passed more than 52,000 for the second consecutive day (Read more)

- WHO expands support to COVID-stricken countries in Africa (Read more)

- S. Korea to lift restrictions on arrivals from China's Hubei province (Read more)

- Nigeria opens online course to curb health worker infections (Read more)


Medical worker Yan Huanjiao collects a swab sample from a resident at Tianshan District in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, July 20, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese mainland reports 37 new COVID-19 cases, including 27 locally-transmitted (Read more)

- Beijing has confirmed a local case of COVID-19 related to Dalian, Liaoning province (Read more)

Aug 6

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 infections exceed 18.8 million: JHU

- Iran's COVID-19 cases surpass 317,000; Turkey tightens anti-coronavirus rules amid

- More than 110 students quarantined in school district in US Mississippi (Read more)

- Egypt sees lowest daily COVID-19 deaths in 70 days amid record recoveries

- Spain's Canary Islands roll out insurance policy to cover costs of virus-affected tourists (Read more)

- Britain rolls out fast testing for COVID-19 (Read more)


Volunteer Ekebar Emet publicizes epidemic prevention measures at a community in Tianshan district of Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Aug 3, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

- Chinese mainland reports 37 new COVID-19 cases, with 30 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Dalian confirms 3 new COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- A new manufacturing plant for novel coronavirus vaccines passed biosecurity checks and is ready to begin production (Read more)

Aug 5

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 700,000: Johns Hopkins University

- Canadians divided over COVID-19 vaccination: survey (Read more)

- US NIH launches clinical trial to test potential therapeutics for mild, moderate COVID-19 (Read more)

- Young people who are hitting nightclubs and beaches are leading a rise in fresh coronavirus cases across the world, with the proportion of those aged 15 to 24 who are infected rising three-fold in about five months: WHO


A vendor waits for customers at Xinjiang Jiuding farm produce wholesale market in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, Aug 1, 2020. All farmers' markets in Urumqi, capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, have been reopened with intensified COVID-19 prevention and control measures, local authorities said Monday. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese mainland reports 27 new COVID-19 cases, with 22 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Beijing confirms 1 new imported COVID-19 case (Read more)

- Dalian marks first day with no new COVID-19 cases (Read more)

Aug 4

Outside China

Latin America exceeds 5 million COVID-19 cases, Reuters tally shows

- WHO urges caution about hopes for COVID-19 vaccine (Read more)

- Italy's coronavirus reproduction rate approaches 1.0 threshold (Read more)

- Pandemic could set back Peru's poverty fight a decade: official (Read more)

- White House mandates random coronavirus tests for staffers (Read more)

- Plasma therapy cures critically ill COVID-19 patient in Nepal (Read more)


A medical worker collects a throat swab from a man at a residential community in Changling township in Zhuanghe of Dalian, Liaoning province on August 1, 2020. [Photo provided to]

- Chinese mainland reports 36 new COVID-19 cases, with 30 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Dalian, Liaoning province, has completed the first round of its massive coronavirus testing program in both urban and rural areas (Read more)

- Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has recorded its largest number of daily cases discharged from hospitals (Read more)

Aug 3

Outside China

A man wearing a face mask and shield for coronavirus protection queues to ride a bus going to nearby provinces, a day before the Philippine capital goes back to a stricter lockdown amid COVID-19 infections spike, at a public transport terminal in Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines, August 3, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Global COVID-19 infections exceed 18 million: JHU

- US presidential election to be held in November as planned: officials (Read more)

- Governor of India's Tamil Nadu state tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- Britain to introduce new 90-min COVID-19 tests to break chains of transmission (Read more)

- COVID-19 cases in Philippines top 100,000 with record-high 5,032 new cases (Read more)

- Kazakhstan logs pneumonia cases with COVID-19 symptoms (Read more)


A medical worker conducts a nucleic acid test for a child in Dalian, Liaoning province, on Thursday. [Photo by LYU WENZHENG/FOR CHINA DAILY]

- Chinese mainland reports 43 new COVID-19 cases, with 36 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Hong Kong ends 12-day streak of over 100 new COVID-19 cases per day

Aug 2

Outside China

A woman practices capoeira, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 2, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Australia's Victoria state declares disaster, night curfew (Read more)

- California becomes first state in US to surpass half-million COVID-19 cases

- WHO expects long-term response efforts against COVID-19 (Read more)

- Brazil reports 1,000 deaths, over 45,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

- Israel's daily new COVID-19 death cases hit record high


A staff member conducts disinfection at a hospital in Urumqi, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, July 21, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese mainland reports 49 new COVID-19 cases, with 33 locally transmitted

Aug 1

Outside China

A couple is seen with their newborn baby inside a sanitized cabin called "Baby Cabin Parade" to show the newborn to relatives as a social distancing solution during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Monterrey, Mexico, on July 31, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- NYC schools not to reopen unless coronavirus rate below 3 percent (Read more)

- EU funds for equipment to extract plasma from COVID-19 survivors (Read more)

- Brazil adds over 1,200 deaths from COVID-19 (Read more)


A vendor weighs mutton on an electronic scale at a community in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on July 30, 2020. The city government increased the supply of meat recently to stabilize prices amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese mainland reports 45 new COVID-19 cases, with 39 locally transmitted (Read more)

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