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Latest on COVID-19 pandemic

May 25

China

Latest data released by National Health Commission by midnight, May 24, 2022. – Chinese mainland reports 102 new confirmed local cases, 418 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai reports 44 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 343 local asymptomatic cases

– Beijing reports 41 confirmed, 6 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases

– 374 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland ( Read more )

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of May 25, 2022. – One in five US adults have long COVID symptoms: study ( Read more )

– US reports weekly count of 100,000 child COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

May 24

China

– Chinese mainland reports 141 new confirmed local cases, 498 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai reports 58 confirmed, 422 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases

– Beijing reports 41 confirmed, 7 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases

– 474 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland ( Read more )

Outside China

Americans still mired in pandemic though COVID severity, threat downplayed: report ( Read more )

African countries report 10,297 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases as tally surpass 11.6 mln

May 23

China

Chinese mainland reports 174 new confirmed local cases, 628 local asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai reports 55 confirmed, 503 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases

– 316 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland ( Read more )

– Nucleic acid tests will be available within a 15-minute walk in provincial capitals and cities with over 10 million people: Health official ( Read more )

– Building makeshift hospitals not a sign of worsening epidemic conditions: Health official ( Read more )

Outside China

Virus ‘storm’ far from over, says WHO ( Read more )

May 22

– Chinese mainland reports 157 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 667 asymptomatic cases on Saturday ( Read more )

Shanghai reports 52 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 570 asymptomatic cases, 3 deaths ( Read more )

Beijing reports 52 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 9 asymptomatic cases ( Read more )

– 18-59 age group advised to receive 4th dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Hong Kong ( Read more )

Outside China

–  African countries report 7,985 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases as tally nears 11.59m ( Read more )

May 21

China

Chinese mainland reports 181 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 951 asymptomatic cases ( Read more )

Outside China

May 20

China

– Chinese mainland reports 176 new confirmed local cases, 939 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai reports 88 confirmed, 770 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Read more )

– 309 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland ( Read more )

– Beijing reports 50 new confirmed local COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

– New cases found beyond Shanghai’s quarantine and lockdown areas ( Read more )

Outside China

– WHO validates 3rd Chinese COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use ( Read more )

– Africa CDC warns possible new COVID-19 variant amid spike in new cases ( Read more )

May 19

China

– Chinese mainland reports 191 new confirmed local cases, 825 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai reports 82 confirmed, 637 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

– Beijing reports 50 confirmed, 5 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

– 394 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland ( Read more )

Outside China

– Experts say Americans can assume COVID infections much higher than official counts: media ( Read more )

– Greece to lift mandatory mask use for COVID-19 from June ( Read more )

May 18

China

– Chinese mainland reports 227 new confirmed local cases, 1,000 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai reports 96 confirmed, 759 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

– 391 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland ( Read more )

Outside China

– New York City raised its COVID-19 alert level from “medium” to “high”, as infections continue to go up in recent weeks ( Read more )

May 17

China

–  Chinese mainland reports 162 new confirmed local cases, 887 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai reports 77 confirmed, 746 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

– 476 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland ( Read more )

– Shanghai registers no new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine and lockdown areas ( Read more )

Outside China

– Singapore finds local Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variant cases ( Read more )

May 16

China

Chinese mainland reports 140 new confirmed local cases, 1,019 asymptomatic infections, 4 deaths  ( Read more )

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

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

– Shanghai to fully return to normalcy in June, says vice-mayor ( Read more )

– Shanghai will gradually resume public transport starting May 22, says vice-mayor

– Beijing reports 39 new confirmed local cases, 15 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

Outside China

Africa‘s COVID-19 cases pass 11.55 mln: Africa CDC

– COVID risk high among elderly British living in nursing homes ( Read more )

– People with dementia hit hard by COVID‘s physical, mental impacts ( Read more )

May 15

China

– Chinese mainland reports 226 new confirmed local cases, 1,492 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

Shanghai reports 166 new confirmed local cases, 1,203 asymptomatic infections, 3 new deaths ( Read more )

– Shanghai will gradually resume commercial business starting May 16, says vice-mayor  ( Read more )

– Daily tests continue in Beijing  ( Read more )  

Outside China

DPRK taking strict measures to prevent spread of COVID-19  (Read more)

– COVID-19 pushed 55m Africans into extreme poverty in 2020: report ( Read more ) 

May 14

China

– Chinese mainland reports 253 new confirmed local cases, 1,726 asymptomatic infections

Outside China

– US marks 1 million COVID deaths (Read more)

May 13

China

– Chinese mainland reports 312 new confirmed local cases, 2,140 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

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

Outside China

– COVID-19 death toll in Europe tops 2 mln: WHO ( Read more )

May 12

China

– Chinese mainland reports 222 new confirmed local cases, 1,630 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

Outside China

DPRK detects COVID BA.2 Omicron subvariant: KCNA ( Read more )

May 11

China

Chinese mainland reports 302 new confirmed local cases, 1,545 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

Outside China

– Azerbaijan sees steady decline in daily COVID-19 cases

May 10

China

– Chinese mainland reports 349 new confirmed local cases, 3,077 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

Outside China 

– Severe obesity may hinder COVID-19 vaccine protection ( Read more )

May 9

China

– Chinese mainland reports 401 new confirmed local cases, 3,859 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

Shanghai reports 322 confirmed, 3,625 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

Outside China 

– New York State governor tests positive for COVID-19 ( Read more )

May 8

China

Chinese mainland reports 319 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths ( Read more )

Outside China

– Portugal registers 27-fold increase of weekly COVID cases year on year

May 7

China

Chinese mainland reports 351 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4,324 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai delays national college entrance examination due to epidemic ( Read more )

Outside China

Rise in Africa infections prompts curbs ( Read more )

May

China

Chinese mainland reports 373 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4,740 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

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

Outside China

– WHO: COVID-19 caused 15m deaths globally, not 5m ( Read more )

May 5

China

Chinese mainland reports 373 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4,740 asymptomatic cases ( Read more )

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

Outside China

– Coronavirus cases rising again across the US ( Read more )

– Living-with-Covid policies denounced ( Read more )

May 4

China

Chinese mainland reports 362 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 5,136 asymptomatic cases. ( Read more ) 

– Beijing closes some subway stations to halt spread of virus. ( Read more )

Outside China

– New Omicron subvariant takes hold in US as COVID-19 cases tick up

May 3

China

Chinese mainland reports 368 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths

Outside China

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

May 2

China

– Chinese mainland reports 846 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 32 new deaths ( Read more )

– Mass nucleic acid testing to continue in the capital ( Read more )

Outside China

– Nearly 18 million Argentines receive COVID-19 booster shot ( Read more )

May 1

China 

–  Chinese mainland reports 916 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 38 new deaths

– Shanghai has steady decline in cases ( Read more )

– The risk of transmission in communities has been effectively curbed in Shanghai: Official ( Read more )

– Northeast China‘s Changchun clears COVID-19 risk areas ( Read more )

– Beijing records 51 new locally transmitted confirmed cases ( Read more )

Outside China 

– More Americans use credit cards to pay as inflation keeps rising: media ( Read more)

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May 25

China

Latest data released by National Health Commission by midnight, May 24, 2022. – Chinese mainland reports 102 new confirmed local cases, 418 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai reports 44 confirmed locally transmitted COVID-19 cases and 343 local asymptomatic cases

– Beijing reports 41 confirmed, 6 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases

– 374 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland ( Read more )

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of May 25, 2022. – One in five US adults have long COVID symptoms: study ( Read more )

– US reports weekly count of 100,000 child COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

May 24

China

– Chinese mainland reports 141 new confirmed local cases, 498 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai reports 58 confirmed, 422 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases

– Beijing reports 41 confirmed, 7 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases

– 474 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland ( Read more )

Outside China

Americans still mired in pandemic though COVID severity, threat downplayed: report ( Read more )

African countries report 10,297 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases as tally surpass 11.6 mln

May 23

China

Chinese mainland reports 174 new confirmed local cases, 628 local asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai reports 55 confirmed, 503 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases

– 316 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland ( Read more )

– Nucleic acid tests will be available within a 15-minute walk in provincial capitals and cities with over 10 million people: Health official ( Read more )

– Building makeshift hospitals not a sign of worsening epidemic conditions: Health official ( Read more )

Outside China

Virus ‘storm’ far from over, says WHO ( Read more )

May 22

– Chinese mainland reports 157 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 667 asymptomatic cases on Saturday ( Read more )

Shanghai reports 52 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 570 asymptomatic cases, 3 deaths ( Read more )

Beijing reports 52 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 9 asymptomatic cases ( Read more )

– 18-59 age group advised to receive 4th dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Hong Kong ( Read more )

Outside China

–  African countries report 7,985 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases as tally nears 11.59m ( Read more )

May 21

China

Chinese mainland reports 181 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 951 asymptomatic cases ( Read more )

Outside China

May 20

China

– Chinese mainland reports 176 new confirmed local cases, 939 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai reports 88 confirmed, 770 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Read more )

– 309 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland ( Read more )

– Beijing reports 50 new confirmed local COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

– New cases found beyond Shanghai’s quarantine and lockdown areas ( Read more )

Outside China

– WHO validates 3rd Chinese COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use ( Read more )

– Africa CDC warns possible new COVID-19 variant amid spike in new cases ( Read more )

May 19

China

– Chinese mainland reports 191 new confirmed local cases, 825 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai reports 82 confirmed, 637 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

– Beijing reports 50 confirmed, 5 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

– 394 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland ( Read more )

Outside China

– Experts say Americans can assume COVID infections much higher than official counts: media ( Read more )

– Greece to lift mandatory mask use for COVID-19 from June ( Read more )

May 18

China

– Chinese mainland reports 227 new confirmed local cases, 1,000 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai reports 96 confirmed, 759 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

– 391 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland ( Read more )

Outside China

– New York City raised its COVID-19 alert level from “medium” to “high”, as infections continue to go up in recent weeks ( Read more )

May 17

China

–  Chinese mainland reports 162 new confirmed local cases, 887 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai reports 77 confirmed, 746 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

– 476 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland ( Read more )

– Shanghai registers no new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine and lockdown areas ( Read more )

Outside China

– Singapore finds local Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variant cases ( Read more )

May 16

China

Chinese mainland reports 140 new confirmed local cases, 1,019 asymptomatic infections, 4 deaths  ( Read more )

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

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

– Shanghai to fully return to normalcy in June, says vice-mayor ( Read more )

– Shanghai will gradually resume public transport starting May 22, says vice-mayor

– Beijing reports 39 new confirmed local cases, 15 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

Outside China

Africa‘s COVID-19 cases pass 11.55 mln: Africa CDC

– COVID risk high among elderly British living in nursing homes ( Read more )

– People with dementia hit hard by COVID‘s physical, mental impacts ( Read more )

May 15

China

– Chinese mainland reports 226 new confirmed local cases, 1,492 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

Shanghai reports 166 new confirmed local cases, 1,203 asymptomatic infections, 3 new deaths ( Read more )

– Shanghai will gradually resume commercial business starting May 16, says vice-mayor  ( Read more )

– Daily tests continue in Beijing  ( Read more )  

Outside China

DPRK taking strict measures to prevent spread of COVID-19  (Read more)

– COVID-19 pushed 55m Africans into extreme poverty in 2020: report ( Read more ) 

May 14

China

– Chinese mainland reports 253 new confirmed local cases, 1,726 asymptomatic infections

Outside China

– US marks 1 million COVID deaths (Read more)

May 13

China

– Chinese mainland reports 312 new confirmed local cases, 2,140 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

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

Outside China

– COVID-19 death toll in Europe tops 2 mln: WHO ( Read more )

May 12

China

– Chinese mainland reports 222 new confirmed local cases, 1,630 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

Outside China

DPRK detects COVID BA.2 Omicron subvariant: KCNA ( Read more )

May 11

China

Chinese mainland reports 302 new confirmed local cases, 1,545 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

Outside China

– Azerbaijan sees steady decline in daily COVID-19 cases

May 10

China

– Chinese mainland reports 349 new confirmed local cases, 3,077 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

Outside China 

– Severe obesity may hinder COVID-19 vaccine protection ( Read more )

May 9

China

– Chinese mainland reports 401 new confirmed local cases, 3,859 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

Shanghai reports 322 confirmed, 3,625 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases ( Read more )

Outside China 

– New York State governor tests positive for COVID-19 ( Read more )

May 8

China

Chinese mainland reports 319 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths ( Read more )

Outside China

– Portugal registers 27-fold increase of weekly COVID cases year on year

May 7

China

Chinese mainland reports 351 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4,324 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

– Shanghai delays national college entrance examination due to epidemic ( Read more )

Outside China

Rise in Africa infections prompts curbs ( Read more )

May

China

Chinese mainland reports 373 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4,740 asymptomatic infections ( Read more )

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

Outside China

– WHO: COVID-19 caused 15m deaths globally, not 5m ( Read more )

May 5

China

Chinese mainland reports 373 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4,740 asymptomatic cases ( Read more )

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

Outside China

– Coronavirus cases rising again across the US ( Read more )

– Living-with-Covid policies denounced ( Read more )

May 4

China

Chinese mainland reports 362 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 5,136 asymptomatic cases. ( Read more ) 

– Beijing closes some subway stations to halt spread of virus. ( Read more )

Outside China

– New Omicron subvariant takes hold in US as COVID-19 cases tick up

May 3

China

Chinese mainland reports 368 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths

Outside China

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

May 2

China

– Chinese mainland reports 846 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 32 new deaths ( Read more )

– Mass nucleic acid testing to continue in the capital ( Read more )

Outside China

– Nearly 18 million Argentines receive COVID-19 booster shot ( Read more )

May 1

China 

–  Chinese mainland reports 916 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 38 new deaths

– Shanghai has steady decline in cases ( Read more )

– The risk of transmission in communities has been effectively curbed in Shanghai: Official ( Read more )

– Northeast China‘s Changchun clears COVID-19 risk areas ( Read more )

– Beijing records 51 new locally transmitted confirmed cases ( Read more )

Outside China 

– More Americans use credit cards to pay as inflation keeps rising: media ( Read more)

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