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- Global cases: More than 3.1 million
- Global deaths: Over 227,000
- Most cases reported: United States (over 1 million), Spain (236,899), Italy (203,591), France (166,541), and United Kingdom (166,441).
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:23 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
10:00 am: South Korea reports no new domestic cases for first time since February peak
South Korea reported no locally transmitted cases for the first time since its Feb. 29 peak, according to Reuters. There were still four new infections, all attributed to travelers from overseas, according to the Korea Centers for Disease control and Prevention.
That took the country’s total to 10,765. The death toll rose by one, with the total number of fatalities at 247. South Korea has been widely praised for its efforts successfully containing the outbreak, after it instituted widespread testing and intensive contact tracing. — Weizhen Tan
9:25 am: China says its manufacturing activity expanded slightly in April as lockdowns ease
China said manufacturing activity in the country