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We provide the latest updates and crucial information on the global COVID-19 pandemic here.

Jan 17

China

Latest data released by National Health Commission by midnight, Jan 16, 2021.

- Chinese mainland reports 109 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, 13 imported and 96 locally-transmitted

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Jan 17, 2021.

- Ireland demands COVID-19 test results for int'l arrivals as cases near 170,000

Jan 16

China

- Chinese mainland reports 130 new COVID-19 cases including 115 locally transmitted, 90 Hebei and 23 in Heilongjiang (Read more)

- China's Shijiazhuang maintains stay-at-home order for COVID-19 control (Read more)

- Recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Hebei and Heilongjiang provinces are all imported, says National Health Commission (Read more)

- Beijing requires extra 7-day health monitoring for inbound travelers (Read more)

- Screenings show most new infections in N China's Hebei come from quarantine centers (Read more)

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Jan 16, 2021.

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 2 mln - Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- NYC running out of supply of COVID-19 vaccines: mayor (Read more)

Los Angeles County to hit 1 mln mark of COVID-19 cases this weekend

Jan 15

China

- Chinese mainland reports 144 new COVID-19 cases, 90 locally transmitted in Hebei and 43 in Heilongjiang (Read more)

Outside China

- COVID-19 was probably in Brazil as early as December 2019 (Read more)

- NYC COVID-19 test positivity rate up to 8.53 pct, new cases 3,527: mayor (Read more)

- Turkish president gets COVID-19 vaccine (Read more)

- British tennis star Andy Murray tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

Jan 14

China

- Chinese mainland reports 138 new COVID-19 cases, 81 locally transmitted in Hebei and 43 in Heilongjiang (Read more)

Outside China

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 23 mln: Johns Hopkins University

- First COVID-19 variant case found in US New Mexico (Read more)

- UK records highest daily death toll since start of COVID-19 (Read more)

- Portugal announces new nationwide lockdown to contain COVID-19

- Spain vaccinating 67,000 a day against coronavirus: Health Minister (Read more)

- Lebanese Health Minister infected with COVID-19 (Read more)

Jan 13

China

- Chinese mainland reports 115 new COVID-19 cases, 90 locally transmitted in Hebei (Read more)

- Experts work to find virus source in Hebei (Read more)

- 16 new local COVID-19 cases confirmed in Heilongjiang (Read more)

Outside China

- The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 90 million, according to the latest numbers from the World Health Organization. (Read more)

- US COVID-19 death toll reaches new single day record of nearly 4,500: Johns Hopkins

- US expands negative COVID-19 test requirement to all international air passengers (Read more)

- India's COVID-19 vaccination drive to begin on Jan 16 (Read more)

- Spain extends travel ban on UK arrivals to Feb 2 (Read more)

Jan 12

China

- Chinese mainland reports 55 new COVID-19 cases, with 13 imported and 42 locally-transmitted (Read more)

- North China's Hebei province reported 40 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, 39 in Shijiazhuang and one in Langfang, and 26 asymptomatic cases, all in Shijiazhuang. (Read more)

- As of Monday at midnight, Hebei has 305 confirmed cases.

- Gu'an county in Langfang started nucleic acid testing for all its residents on Tuesday.

- Up to 85.5 percent of cases in Hebei's latest wave have been found in rural areas.

- Shijiazhuang reports 21 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 12 asymptomatic cases as of noon Tuesday

Outside China

- Bruce Aylward, senior adviser to the WHO director general, says COVAX is expected to deliver vaccines to low-income countries in February (Watch video)

- Biden receives second dose of COVID-19 vaccine (Read more)

- Portugal president tests positive for COVID-19 but asymptomatic: official statement (Read more)

- NBA postpones games at Dallas and Chicago due to COVID-19 (Read more)

Jan 11

-  A team of experts from the World Health Organization will visit China on Jan 14 to conduct joint scientific research with Chinese peers on the origin of the novel coronavirus: National Health Commission (Read more)

Chinese mainland reports 103 new COVID-19 cases, with 18 imported and 85 locally-transmitted (Read more)

North China's Hebei province on Sunday reported 82 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and 49 asymptomatic ones.

The total number of confirmed cases in Hebei stands at 267, of whom 265 were locally transmitted, data from the provincial health commission showed. (Read more)

- Rual areas in Beijing's Shunyi district implement closed-off management to curb virus spread

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 90 million -- Johns Hopkins University

- Mexican presidential spokesman tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- More comprehensive testing alongside a vaccination program that will reach every adult by the fall will help to ease the worsening situation: UK health secretary (Read more)

Jan 10

China

-- The Chinese mainland reported 69 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, 21 imported and 48 locally-transmitted

-- First COVID-19 case in Hebei outbreak likely infected before Dec 15 (Read more)

Jan 9

China

- A total of 354 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the citywide nucleic acid testing in Shijiazhuang, all supermarkets and stores in the city have suspended offline business and turn to online orders and deliveries

- Chinese mainland reports 33 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 17 locally transmitted

- Xingtai in Hebei province extends home quarantine period for another 7 days as preventative measure

More than 9 million doses of coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the country, proving the safety of China-produced vaccine, according to the National Health Commission

Outside China

- WHO chief warns against 'vaccine nationalism'

Jan 8

China 

- Beijing bans large gatherings during Spring Festival in the city's towns and rural areas

- Two cities in Hebei province under lockdown to curb outbreak (Read more)

- Chinese mainland reports 53 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 37 locally transmitted (Read more)

Outside China 

- 21.4 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines distributed, 5.9 mln administered: US CDC (Read more)

- NYC borough chiefs demand greater clarity, urgency for NYS COVID-19 vaccination plan (Read more)

- Britain has recorded its highest number of daily COVID-19 deaths since April 21 - 1,162 (Read more)

- Israeli PM says any Israeli over 16 could be vaccinated against COVID-19 by March (Read more)

- Cuba reports highest number of active COVID-19 cases since start of pandemic (Read more)

Jan 7

China

- Chinese mainland reports 63 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 11 imported, 52 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Hebei province reports 51 new confirmed cases and 69 asymptomatic carriers (Read more)

Outside China

- Japan declares state of emergency in Tokyo, three neighboring prefectures (Read more)

- Travelers to UK may need negative test result (Read more)

- Portuguese president in self-isolation after contacting person tested positive for COVID-19: official (Read more)

- US sets COVID-19 hospitalization record as states ramp up vaccination efforts (Read more)

Jan 6

China

- Shijiazhuang in Hebei province suspends major transport links with outside following latest outbreak (Read more)

- 20 new COVID-19 cases reported in Hebei (Read more)

- Chinese mainland reports 32 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 9 imported, 23 locally transmitted (Read more)

Outside China

- World Bank projects global economy to grow by 4 pct in 2021 with widespread vaccination (Read more)

- WHO calls for solidarity amid rising COVID-19 risks (Read more)

- Canadian PM voices frustration with slow pace of COVID-19 vaccine rollout (Read more)

- Deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic crossed the 150,000-mark in India

- Germany extends, tightens anti-virus measures to end of January (Read more)

Jan 5

China

- Chinese mainland reports 33 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 16 imported, 17 locally transmitted (Read more)

Outside China

- UK PM announced Monday that England will enter a national lockdown from midnight (Read more)

- NY finds first case of more contagious, 'UK' strain of coronavirus (Read more)

- Italy's coronavirus data holding steady, new rules in discussion as lockdown to end (Read more)

Jan 4

China

- Chinese mainland reports 33 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 20 imported, 13 locally transmitted (Read more)

Outside China

- Japan mulls state of emergency in Tokyo area (Read more)

- Egypt licenses Sinopharm vaccine for emergency use (Read more)

- Canada's COVID-19 cases surpass 600,000 (Read more)

- Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 2.8 mln: Africa CDC (Read more)

Jan 3

China

- The Chinese mainland reported 24 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, 16 imported and 8 locally-transmitted

- COVID-19 vaccination begins for key groups in Beijing (Read more)

- UK mutated COVID-19 virus found in South China (Read more)

Outside China

-US COVID-19 deaths top 350,000 (Read more)

- California funeral homes run out of space as COVID-19 rages (Read more)

- US Houston opens first public COVID-19 vaccination site (Read more)

Jan 2

Outside China

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 20 million (Read more)

- Vietnam reports first case of new coronavirus variant (Read more)

- S. Korea to extend tightened social-distancing rules until Jan 17 (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 22 new COVID-19 cases, including 8 from local transmission (Read more)

- Beijing reports one locally transmitted COVID-19 case (Read more)

Jan 1

Outside China

- California hospitals at 'brink of catastrophe'; 25,000 dead

- Vaccine, EU action key tools for Italy's post-COVID rebirth: president

Read more

- March 14 named as NYC's COVID-19 Remembrance Day (Read more)

China

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

- Taiwan confirms second COVID-19 variant case (Read more)

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