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The latest on the COVID-19 pandemic – Chinadaily.com.cn

Here we provide the latest updates and important information about the global COVID-19 pandemic.

May 22

Latest data released by the National Health Commission up to midnight, May 21, 2022.

– Mainland China reports 157 new locally confirmed COVID-19 cases, 667 asymptomatic cases as of Saturday (Continue reading)

– Shanghai reports 52 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 570 asymptomatic cases, 3 deaths (Continue reading)

– Beijing reports 52 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 9 asymptomatic cases (Continue reading)

– 18-59 years old age group is recommended to get 4th dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Hong Kong (Continue reading)

Outside of China

Latest figures reported by each government’s health authorities as of May 22, 2022.

African countries report 7,985 new confirmed COVID-19 cases as tally approaches 11.59 million (Continue reading)

May 21st

China

-Mainland China reports 181 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 951 asymptomatic cases (Continue reading)

Outside of China

Latest figures reported by each government’s health authorities as of May 21, 2022.

May 20th

China

– Mainland China reports 176 new confirmed local cases, 939 asymptomatic infections (Continue reading)

– Shanghai reports 88 confirmed, 770 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Continue reading)

– 309 COVID-19 patients discharged from mainland China hospitals (Continue reading)

– Beijing reports 50 new confirmed local COVID-19 cases (Continue reading)

– New cases found outside of Shanghai quarantine and restricted areas (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– WHO validates 3rd Chinese emergency COVID-19 vaccine (Continue reading)

– Africa CDC warns of possible new COVID-19 variant amid surge in new cases (Continue reading)

May 19th

China

– Mainland China reports 191 new confirmed local cases, 825 asymptomatic infections (Continue reading)

– Shanghai reports 82 confirmed, 637 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Continue reading)

– Beijing reports 50 confirmed, 5 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Continue reading)

– 394 COVID-19 patients discharged from mainland China hospitals (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– Experts say Americans can expect COVID infections to be much higher than official numbers : media (Continue reading)

– Greece will lift the mask requirement for COVID-19 from June (Continue reading)

May 18th

China

– Mainland China reports 227 new confirmed local cases, 1,000 asymptomatic infections (Continue reading)

– Shanghai reports 96 confirmed, 759 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Continue reading)

– 391 COVID-19 patients discharged from mainland China hospitals (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– New York City has raised its COVID-19 alert level to high from moderate as infections have continued to rise in recent weeks (Continue reading)

17th of May

China

Mainland China reports 162 new confirmed local cases, 887 asymptomatic infections (Continue reading)

– Shanghai reports 77 confirmed, 746 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Continue reading)

– 476 COVID-19 patients discharged from mainland China hospitals (Continue reading)

– Shanghai registers no new COVID-19 cases outside of quarantine and restricted areas (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– Singapore finds local Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variants (Continue reading)

May 16th

China

– Mainland China reports 140 new confirmed local cases, 1,019 asymptomatic infections, 4 deaths (Continue reading)

– New daily COVID infections in Shanghai fall below 1,000 for first time since March 24

– 15 of 16 districts in Shanghai eliminate COVID transmissions outside quarantine areas, vice mayor says

– Shanghai to return to full normalcy in June, says vice mayor (Continue reading)

– Shanghai will gradually resume public transport from May 22, says the vice mayor

– Beijing reports 39 new confirmed local cases, 15 asymptomatic infections (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 11.55 million: Africa CDC

– COVID risk high among older Britons living in care homes (Continue reading)

– People with dementia who have been hard hit by the physical and mental effects of COVID (Continue reading)

May 15th

China

– Mainland China reports 226 new confirmed local cases, 1,492 asymptomatic infections (Continue reading)

– Shanghai reports 166 new confirmed local cases, 1,203 asymptomatic infections, 3 new deaths (Continue reading)

– Shanghai will gradually resume commercial operations from May 16, says the vice mayor (Continue reading)

– Daily tests continue in Beijing (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– DPRK is taking strict measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Continue reading)

– COVID-19 pushed 55 million Africans into extreme poverty in 2020: report (Continue reading)

May 14th

China

– Mainland China reports 253 new confirmed local cases, 1,726 asymptomatic infections

Outside of China

– US marks 1 million COVID deaths (Continue reading)

May 13th

China

– Mainland China reports 312 new confirmed local cases, 2,140 asymptomatic infections (Continue reading)

– Shanghai aims to achieve zero-COVID status at community level by mid-May

Outside of China

– COVID-19 death toll in Europe tops 2 million: WHO (Continue reading)

12th of May

China

– Mainland China reports 222 new confirmed local cases, 1,630 asymptomatic infections (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– DPRK recognizes COVID BA.2 Omicron subvariant: KCNA (Continue reading)

May 11th

China

– Mainland China reports 302 new confirmed local cases, 1,545 asymptomatic infections (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– Azerbaijan is seeing a steady decline in daily COVID-19 cases

10th of May

China

– Mainland China reports 349 new confirmed local cases, 3,077 asymptomatic infections (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– Severe obesity may affect COVID-19 immunization protection (Continue reading)

May 9th

China

– Mainland China reports 401 new confirmed local cases, 3,859 asymptomatic infections (Continue reading)

– Shanghai reports 322 confirmed, 3,625 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– The governor of New York State tests positive for COVID-19 (Continue reading)

8th of May

China

– Mainland China reports 319 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– Portugal records a 27-fold increase in weekly COVID cases year over year

May 7th

China

– Mainland China reports 351 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4,324 asymptomatic infections (Continue reading)

– Shanghai delays national college entrance exam due to epidemic (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– Rise in infections in Africa leads to containment (Continue reading)

May 6th

China

– Mainland China reports 373 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4,740 asymptomatic infections (Continue reading)

– 1.2 billion people have been fully vaccinated in China, according to the National Health Commission

Outside of China

– WHO: COVID-19 caused 15 million deaths worldwide, not 5 million (Continue reading)

5th of May

China

– Mainland China reports 373 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4,740 asymptomatic cases (Continue reading)

– Taiwan reports 30,035 new local COVID-19 cases, five new deaths (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– Coronavirus cases are on the rise again in the US (Continue reading)

– Living with Covid guidelines denounced (Continue reading)

May 4th

China

– Mainland China reports 362 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 5,136 asymptomatic cases. (Continue reading)

– Beijing is closing some subway stations to stop the spread of the virus. (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– New Omicron subvariant gains ground in US as COVID-19 cases surge

May 3rd

China

-Mainland China reports 368 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths

Outside of China

– Tonga reports more COVID-19 cases, Samoa extends lockdown by 2 weeks

2.May

China

– Mainland China reports 846 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 32 new deaths (Continue reading)

– Bulk nucleic acid testing continues in the capital (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– Almost 18 million Argentines receive a COVID-19 booster shot (Continue reading)

1st of May

China

Mainland China reports 916 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 38 new deaths

– Shanghai has a steady decline in cases (Continue reading)

– The risk of transmission in communities has been effectively contained in Shanghai: Official (Continue reading)

– Changchun in northeast China clears COVID-19 risk areas (Continue reading)

– Beijing records 51 new locally transmitted confirmed cases (Continue reading)

Outside of China

– More Americans pay with credit cards as inflation continues to rise : media (Continue reading)

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