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

The novel coronavirus has spread across China and beyond.

Aug 10

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Aug 10, 2020.

- 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)


Latest data released by National Health Commission by midnight, Aug 9, 2020.

- Chinese mainland reports 49 new COVID-19 cases, 14 locally transmitted, 35 imported on Aug 9 (Read more)

Aug 9

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Aug 9, 2020.

- Africa surpasses 1 million COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- US COVID-19 cases top 5 million -- Johns Hopkins University


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 23 new COVID-19 cases, with 15 locally transmitted

Aug 8 

Outside China 

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 4.9m: Johns Hopkins University

- Italy's cabinet passes new 25-bln-euro stimulus package for COVID-19 recovery

- Brazil registers nearly 100,000 COVID-19 deaths


A woman puts on medical personal protection equipment as she displays it for media members, at an exhibition hall that has been converted into a makeshift treatment facility in Hong Kong, on Aug 1, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

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

Aug 7

Outside China 

- Global COVID-19 infections exceed 19 million: JHU 

- WHO: Any coronavirus vaccine should be globally available (Read more)

- US steps up clinical trials for COVID-19 treatment (Read more)

- COVID-19 crisis poses 'a host of new challenges' to national authorities: UN

- Ohio gov tests negative after positive result at Trump visit (Read more)

- Argentina targets probable COVID-19 cases to contain outbreak (Read more)


A medical worker collects a throat swab from a man at a nucleic acid testing site in Tianshan district of Urumqi, Xinjiang autonomous region, on Aug 5, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

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

- Beijing confirms new virus case related to Dalian (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)


A resident gives university student Ekebar Emet a thumbsup in the No 25 Courtyard of Erdaowan Road, Tianshan district, Urumqi, in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. [Photo provided to China Daily]

- 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


- 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)


- 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)


- Chinese mainland reports 43 new COVID-19 cases, with 36 locally transmitted

- 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


- 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 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)


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

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