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chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2022-08-16 09:00
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We provide the latest updates and crucial information on the global COVID-19 pandemic here.

Photo taken on Aug 9, 2022 shows a makeshift hospital built at a sports center in Lhasa, Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region. [Photo/Xinhua]

Aug 16

China

- Mainland reports 530 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,838 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

Outside China

- UK's drug regulator said it had approved an updated Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 that targets the Omicron variant as well as the original form of the virus

Aug 15

China

- Mainland reports 692 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,620 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- Flights from major airports in Hainan are returning to normal as the epidemic-stricken island and destination cities take effective measures to help stranded tourists return home as soon as possible (Read more)

- Sinopharm's three virus neutralizing antibody drugs for treating COVID-19 have all entered clinical trials (Read more)

Aug 14

China

- Chinese mainland reports 623 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1844 local asymptomatic cases

Aug 13

China

- Chinese mainland reports 646 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,359 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- Hainan reports 3,315 confirmed COVID-19 cases in latest resurgence (Read more)

Aug 12

China

- Chinese mainland reports 648 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,203 local asymptomatic cases

Outside China

- Hundreds of Americans still dying of COVID-19 each day (Read more)

Aug 11

China

- Chinese mainland reports 614 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,379 local asymptomatic cases

The latest COVID-19 outbreak in Sanya, Hainan province, is continuing to evolve at a high level, with 480 new confirmed cases and 774 asymptomatic infections registered on Wednesday (Read more)

Aug 10


China

- Chinese mainland reports 380 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases,572 local asymptomatic cases

Aug 9

China

- Chinese mainland reports 350 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases,478 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

Aug 8

China

Chinese mainland reports 324 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases,483 local asymptomatic cases

Outside China

- Europe cautious over new vaccines (Read more)

Aug 7

China

- Mainland reports 337 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 478 local asymptomatic cases

- Sanya Phoenix International Airport has canceled all inbound and outbound flights for Sunday to curb outbreak (Read more)

- Beijing reports two new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases between midnight and 3 pm on Sunday (Read more)

Aug 6

China

- Mainland reports 310 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 275 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- Sanya in Hainan province imposes temporary lockdown measures in entire city starting at 6 am today (Read more)

- Hainan province reports 262 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 46 local asymptomatic cases

Aug 5

China

- Chinese mainland reports 162 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 248 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

Aug 4

China

- Chinese mainland reports 53 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 241 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- Hainan reports new cases, asymptomatic carriers (Read more)

- Hong Kong approves Sinovac vaccine for children aged six months to three years (Read more)

Outside China

- Biden still experiencing 'occasional cough': doctor (Read more)

Aug 3 

China

- Chinese mainland reports 38 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 251 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

Outside China

- Long COVID may affect 10 to 33 million US working-age adults (Read more)

Aug 2

China

- Chinese mainland reports 46 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 327 local asymptomatic cases

Outside China

- Overlapping crises accelerating health inequality: WHO (Read more)

Aug 1

China

- Chinese mainland reports 33 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 244 local asymptomatic cases

Outside China

- Peru extends state of emergency due to COVID-19 amid fourth wave

A medical worker collects swab samples at a nucleic acid testing site in Ganzhou district of Zhangye city, Northwest China's Gansu province, July 13, 2022. [Photo/IC]

July 31

Chinese mainland reports 74 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 360 local asymptomatic cases

July 30

China

- Chinese mainland reports 49 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 271 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

July 29

China

- Chinese mainland reports 60 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 390 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

July 28

China

- Chinese mainland reports 86 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 435 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

Outside China

- Biden urges precautions as Omicron subvariant BA.5 spreads in US (Read more)

July 27

China

- Chinese mainland reports 79 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 525 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

Outside China

- 62 symptoms reported among people with long COVID (Read more)

July 26

China

- Chinese mainland reports 98 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 770 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- Shanghai reports 4 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 15 local asymptomatic cases

Outside China

- Over 14 million children in US infected with COVID-19 (Read more)

July 25

China

- Mainland reports 101 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 579 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

Outside China

- Biden's COVID-19 symptoms 'improve significantly': doctor (Read more)

- Study identifies risk factors for long COVID (Read more)

July 24

China

- Chinese mainland reports 87 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 782 local asymptomatic cases, including 26 in Gansu and 23 in Guangxi (Read more)

Outside China

- Biden's COVID-19 infection 'most likely' caused by BA.5 variant: Physician (Read more)

July 23

China

- Chinese mainland reports 128 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 594 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

The leaders of the Communist Party of China and the government have all been vaccinated with domestic COVID-19 vaccines, senior health official says (Read more)

- More encouragement for elderly to get protection shots (Read more)

- Chinese COVID-19 vaccines are safe, and the theory that taking the vaccine will cause leukemia or diabetes is completely false: Health experts (Read more)

Outside China

- Biden's symptoms 'have improved' after COVID-19 treatment: physician (Read more)

- Indian govt says 40m people in country haven't taken even single dose of COVID-19 vaccine (Read more)

July 22

China

- Chinese mainland reports 106 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 774 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- Shanghai reports 3 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 15 local asymptomatic cases

- Anhui reports 8 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 44 local asymptomatic cases

- Guangxi reports 21 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 132 local asymptomatic cases

Outside China

- Biden says 'doing great' despite COVID-19 infection (Read more)

July 21

China

- Mainland reports 148 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 678 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- Gansu reports 49 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 314 local asymptomatic cases

- Guangxi reports 52 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 135 local asymptomatic cases

- Shanghai reports 3 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 14 local asymptomatic cases

- Anhui reports 7 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 77 local asymptomatic cases

Outside China

- Nearly one in four COVID sufferers had long COVID: new study (Read more)

July 20

China

- Mainland reports 108 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 827 local asymptomatic cases

- Guangxi reports 21 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 256 local asymptomatic cases

- Shanghai reports 5 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 10 local asymptomatic cases

- Beijing reports 1 new local confirmed COVID-19 case

- Anhui reports 4 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 79 local asymptomatic cases

- Henan reports 127 new local asymptomatic cases

Outside China

PM encourages Australians to wear masks amid COVID-19 surge in winter

July 19

China

- Mainland reports 199 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 500 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- Guangxi reports 134 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 109 local asymptomatic cases

- Shanghai reports 4 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 19 local asymptomatic cases

- Beijing reports 1 new local asymptomatic case, 4 imported confirmed cases

- Anhui reports 6 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 73 local asymptomatic cases

Outside China

- US reports over 6m child COVID-19 cases in 2022 (Read more)

July 18

China

- Mainland reports 117 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 393 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- Guangxi reports 59 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 53 asymptomatic cases

- Anhui reports 3 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 52 asymptomatic cases

- Shanghai reports 3 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 14 asymptomatic cases

- Beijing reports zero local cases for 7th straight day

Outside China

- Most of US population in areas with high COVID-19 levels: WSJ (Read more)

July 17

China

- Chinese mainland reports 106 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 474 asymptomatic cases

Outside China

- India records over 20,000 COVID-19 cases for 4th day (Read more)

July 16

China

- Chinese mainland reports 75 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 375 asymptomatic cases (Read more)

Outside China

- India records over 20,000 COVID-19 cases for third day

July 15

China

- Chinese mainland reports 64 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 368 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

Outside China

- Fourth COVID-19 vaccine approved in US (Read more)

July 14

China

- Chinese mainland reports 86 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 206 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

Outside China

- US FDA authorizes Novavax COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in adults (Read more)

July 13

China

- Chinese mainland reports 57 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 204 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- East China's Anhui province reported seven locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and three local asymptomatic carriers on Tuesday (Read more)

Outside China

- Lack of surveillance hampers COVID fight (Read more)

July 12

China

- Chinese mainland reports 69 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 278 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

Outside China

- COVID subvariants set to spoil Europe's summer (Read more)

July 11

China

- Chinese mainland reports 46 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 306 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- China's Anhui reports 9 confirmed, 30 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Read more)

Outside China

- Fresh cases in US point to higher risk (Read more)

July 10

China

- Chinese mainland reports 65 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 279 local asymptomatic cases

Outside China

- Australia widens eligibility for antiviral treatments amid battle against COVID-19

July 9

China

- Chinese mainland reports 67 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 304 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

Outside China

- Iran tightens entry health rules amid increasing COVID-19 cases

July 8

China

- Chinese mainland reports 47 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 331 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- Shanghai reports 45 new local COVID-19 infections (Read more)

- China's Shandong reports 66 local COVID-19 infections (Read more)

- China's Anhui reports 17 confirmed, 140 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Read more)

Outside China 

- Turkish health experts warn against rising COVID-19 cases

July 7

China

- Chinese mainland reports 94 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 244 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- China's Anhui reports 39 confirmed, 128 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- Shanghai reports 54 new local infections (Read more)

Outside China

- Belgium to launch a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose in coming months (Read more)

July 6

China

- Chinese mainland reports 112 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 241 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- Shanghai reports 24 new local infections (Read more)

- China's Anhui reports 81 confirmed, 141 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Read more)

Outside China

- US CDC recommends majority of Americans wear masks (Read more)

July 5

China

- Chinese mainland reports 69 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 266 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- China's Anhui reports 52 confirmed, 179 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- Shanghai reports 3 confirmed, 5 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases

Outside China

- Australia scraps requirement to declare COVID-19 vaccination status for int'l arrivals (Read more)

July 4

China

- Chinese mainland reports 41 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 339 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- Anhui reports 29 confirmed, 258 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases

Outside China

- Active COVID-19 infections in Italy surpass 1 million (Read more)

July 3

China

- Mainland reports 75 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 310 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- Anhui reports 61 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 231 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- Jiangsu reports 3 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 56 local asymptomatic cases

- Shandong reports 4 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 10 local asymptomatic cases

- Shanghai reports 2 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases

Outside China

- India reports 16,103 new COVID-19 cases

- S.Korea reports 10,059 new COVID-19 cases

July 2

China

Chinese mainland reports 38 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 145 asymptomatic cases

China's Anhui logs 43 local confirmed COVID-19 cases in latest resurgence (Read more)

Outside China

Vietnam reports 730 new COVID-19 cases

July 1

China

- Mainland reports 12 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 151 local asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- 43 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland

Outside China 

- France braced for fresh wave of infections (Read more)

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