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

Oct 27

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Oct 27, 2020.

- Global cooperation against COVID-19 in focus at World Health Summit (Read more)

- The streets of Europe have emptied as countries roll out stricter curfew laws to bring down rising COVID-19 infections (Read more)

China

Latest data released by National Health Commission by midnight, Oct 26, 2020.


- Chinese mainland reports 16 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, all imported (Read more)

- COVID-19 cases pass 160 in Kashgar amid mass testing (Read more)

Oct 26

Outside China

- Bulgarian PM tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- US sees highest number of new COVID-19 cases in past two days (Read more)

- France reports daily record of over 50,000 new coronavirus cases (Read more)

- Spain PM declares national state of emergency (Read more)

China

- Xinjiang reports 26 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- Chinese mainland reports 20 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all imported (Read more)

- Kashgar reports 138 new COVID cases (Read more)

Oct 25

Outside China 

- US Vice-President Pence's chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus (Read more)

China

- Kashgar in Xinjiang reports 137 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases (Read more)

- Kashgar in Xinjiang to provide nucleic acid test for all residents after a new asymptomatic case detected there (Read more)

- Chinese mainland reports 15 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, all imported (Read more)

- Health commission sends working group to Kashgar (Read more)

Oct 24

Outside China 

- Czech health minister breaks virus rules, asked to resign (Read more)

UK PM insists full national lockdown not 'right course' (Read more)

China 

- Chinese mainland reports 28 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported

Oct 23

Outside China

- France's daily COVID-19 cases top 40,000

- Seven more US soldiers in South Korea tested positive for COVID-19

- Iran's total COVID-19 cases surpass 550,000; Morocco, Jordan see new records in daily infections

China       

Chinese mainland reports 18 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported (Read more)

Oct 22

Outside China

- European countries set record COVID-19 daily numbers as Spain's total cases top 1 million (Read more)

- Algerian PM calls for respecting preventive measures following school reopening (Read more)

- Filipino tourists cautious despite eased intl travel rules (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 14 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, all imported (Read more)

Oct 21

Outside China

- US first lady cancels campaign trip due to 'lingering cough' (Read more)

- US CDC says country has witnessed 300,000 more deaths than usual: report (Read more)

- Portugal sees first drop in active COVID-19 cases since mid-August (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, all imported (Read more)

Oct 20

Outside China

- 184 countries and economies have joined COVAX: WHO chief (Read more)

- US COVID-19 deaths top 220,000: Johns Hopkins University 

- Chilean govt says protests may cause potential spike in COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- UK hopes for vaccine within 6 months (Read more)

- Ireland declares highest-level response to COVID-19 

China

- Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, all imported (Read more)

Oct 19

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 40 million: Johns Hopkins University

- Italy announces further anti-COVID-19 measures as new infections top 11,000 (Read more)

- Poland starts to build first field hospital for COVID-19 patients (Read more)

- Number of new COVID-19 cases in Israel continues to drop as lockdown lifted: health ministry (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all imported (Read more)

Oct 18

Outside China

- France reports 32,427 new COVID-19 infections, hitting another one-day high

- Global daily COVID-19 infections hit record high with nearly 400,000 new cases reported: WHO (Read more)

- Qingdao in East China's Shandong province set a world record by finishing testing on 10.8 million swab samples in 120 hours in the recent fight against the re-emergence of COVID-19 (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

- Living novel coronavirus isolated from packaging of imported frozen food in Qingdao: China CDC (Read more)

Oct 17

Outside China 

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 8 million: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 1.1 mln: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

China 

People visit the Temple of Heaven in Beijng, capital of China, Oct 17, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported (Read more)

Oct 16

Outside China

- CDC projects up to 240,000 COVID-19 deaths in US by Nov 7 (Read more)

- COVID-19 test positivity rate falls below 5 percent in NY state focus areas (Read more)

- Italy added to UK's quarantine list as London raises alert level (Read more)

- Russia reports new daily record of confirmed COVID-19 cases

China

- Chinese mainland reports 24 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported (Read more)

- The COVID-19 outbreak in Qingdao traced to two port workers, authorities say

Oct 15

Outside China

- Global tuberculosis progress mired by scarce funding, COVID-19: WHO report (Read more)

- Nearly 700,000 children in US test positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- Italy sets new high for coronavirus infections (Read more)

- France to impose curfew to stem 2nd wave of coronavirus (Read more)

- South Africa adopts post-COVID energy plan (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 1 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Head of Qingdao health commission suspended, faces probe (Read more)

Oct 14

Outside China 

- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 38 mln: Johns Hopkins University

- US drugmaker Eli Lilly pauses antibody trial over safety concerns (Read more)

- EU member states adopt common color code indicating COVID-19 risks (Read more

- Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V could be launched in Russia by late October or early November (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 20 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, 6 locally transmitted (Read more)

Oct 13 

Outside China

- Herd immunity against COVID-19 "scientifically and ethically problematic": WHO chief (Read more)

- British government introduces 3-level COVID-19 alert system (Read more)

- Johnson & Johnson pauses COVID-19 vaccine trial over patient illness (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, 6 locally transmitted and 7 imported (Read more)

- No one tested positive for COVID-19 in Qingdao after more than 3 million swab samples taken as of 8 am Tuesday (Read more)

- 243 inbound and outbound flights cancelled at Qingdao Liuting Airport as of Tuesday morning

Oct 12

Outside China

- Trump claims he is 'immune' from coronavirus (Read more)

- UK coronavirus cases top 600,000 as another 12,872 confirmed (Read more)

- Scientists voice concern, criticism as coronavirus resurges in multiple countries (Read more)

China

-Chinese mainland reports 21 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all imported

- National Health Commission sends a team to Qingdao to supervise the epidemic prevention and control work(Read more)

Oct 11

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 37 million: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 150,000 (Read more)

China

Chinese mainland reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

East China city reports 3 asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 (Read more)

Oct 10

Outside China

- Fauci says White House hosted COVID-19 'super-spreader' event (Read more)

- Microsoft to let employees work from home permanently: report

- Surge in infections prompts Europe to tighten up steps against COVID-19 (Read more)

- Broadway shows in NYC to remain suspended until May 2021

China

People wearing masks walk on a street in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, on Oct 9, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese mainland reports 15 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported (Read more)

Oct 9

Outside China

- MIT peer reviews refute lab origin of coronavirus (Read more)

- Second Turkish hospital joins trials of Chinese vaccine (Read more)

- China makes commitment to world vaccine access (Read more)

- CDC forecasts up to 233,000 COVID-19 deaths in US by Oct 31

China

A worker wearing a face mask works on a production line packaging apples at the Darui Apple Industry Park in Yuexi county, Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, Sichuan province, on Sept 11, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reports 21 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported

Oct 8

China

- Chinese mainland reported 11 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Outside China

- US Marine Corps says assistant commandant tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- Japan to ease travel restrictions for China, 11 other countries, regions next month (Read more)

Oct 7

China

Residents return home at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport on Tuesday as the eight-day National Day holiday draws to a close. [Photo by Luo Bin/for China Daily]

- Chinese mainland reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Outside China

- Trump's top aide Stephen Miller tests positive for COVID-19 (read more)

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 7.5 million: Johns Hopkins University (read more)

Oct 6

China

People wearing masks are seen with luggage outside Beijing Railway Station, during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays, on Oct 1, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Oct 5, all imported

Outside China

- Trump returns to White House, removes mask and salutes (read more)

- New York governor closes schools in coronavirus hot spots (readmore)

- White House press secretary McEnany tests positive for COVID-19 (read more)

- Paris to close all bars for two weeks from Tuesday (read more)

Oct 5

Outside China

- Joe Biden tests negative for coronavirus

China

Women work in a laboratory of Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech, developing an experimental coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Beijing,  on Sept 24, 2020. [File photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reported 20 new COVID-19 cases on Oct 4, all imported

Oct 4

Outside China

China

- Chinese mainland reported 16 new cases on Oct 3, all imported

Oct 3

Outside China

- Trump is given experimental drug to fight COVID (Read more)

-770 students test positive in major coronavirus outbreak at UK university (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 10 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported

Oct 2

Outside China

- New Yorkers called to download app for COVID-19 alert (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 10 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported

Oct 1

Outside China

- NYC's coronavirus positivity-test rate rises alarmingly (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported

-COVID-19 vaccine to be priced fairly, ministry says (Read more)

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