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  • Global cases: More than 1,511,104
  • Global deaths: At least 88,338
  • Most cases reported: United States (429,052), Spain (148,220), Italy (139,422), France (113,959), and Germany (113,296). 

The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:10 a.m. Beijing time. 

All times below are in Beijing time.

9:15 am: South Korea reports 39 new cases ⁠— the lowest since late February

South Korea on Thursday reported 39 new cases of infection  ⁠— the lowest number since late February. There were four deaths.

The country has been reporting fewer than or around 50 new cases since Monday this week.

Altogether, South Korea has reported 10,423 cases of infection and 204 people have succumbed to the illness caused by the virus, according to data from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

South Korea is generally praised for its efforts to reduce the spread of infection by mass testing its people and adopting strict measures to quarantine and track those who affected. — Huileng Tan

8:15 am: China reports 63 new cases, 2 deaths

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) reported 63 new cases and two deaths as of April 8. Of

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  • Global cases: More than 1,426,000
  • Global deaths: At least 81,865
  • Most cases reported: United States (396,223), Spain (141,942), Italy (135,586), France (110,065) and Germany (107,663). 

The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 7 a.m. Beijing time. 

All times below are in Beijing time.

8:20 am: China reports 62 new cases, 2 deaths

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) reported 62 new cases and two deaths as of April 7.

That brings the country’s total to 81,802 confirmed case and 3,333 deaths, according to the NHC.

Separately, there were 137 new asymptomatic cases, where people tested positive for the virus but did not show any symptoms.

China started including asymptomatic cases in its daily reports starting April 1. — Huileng Tan

8:10 am: Wuhan further eases lockdown, allows people to leave city

The central Chinese city of Wuhan — where the coronavirus was first reported — started allowing people to leave for the first time since it was locked down on Jan. 23 to contain the outbreak.

The first train carrying departing passengers left the city at 5 a.m.

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People wearing protective masks walk through Lu Xun Park in Shanghai, China, on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

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  • Global cases: At least 1,341,907. 
  • Global deaths: At least 74,476.
  • Top 5 countries: United States (366,614), Spain (136,675), Italy (132,547), Germany (102,453), and France (98,959). 

The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 7:45 a.m. Beijing time. 

All times below are in Beijing time.

9:13 am: Los Angeles sees slowing growth in coronavirus cases

The city of Los Angeles and all of Los Angeles County both reported the first single-digit percentage point increases since the crisis ramped up in March, the city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti, said during a Monday briefing on the local response to the breakout.

The city added 192 confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 2,851, while the county had 420 new cases for a total of 6,360. The city and county increases were both up 7%.

“Mondays are usually statistically a little bit lower, not as many people working on Sunday, fewer tests. But even with that, this is good news,” Mayor Garcetti said. “It shows that what you

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When David Vega fell ill with the novel coronavirus in mid-March, fever, chills and nausea left the 27-year-old Indiana medical student curled up in bed for days.

After a test confirmed he had COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, his doctor advised Vega to isolate himself at home for an additional week. The week passed, and Vega improved. His doctor cleared him to get back to his regular routines without additional testing after he had gone three days without symptoms.

But getting an all-clear from his medical provider has not completely assuaged Vega’s fears. How can he be sure he no longer carries the virus? Is it safe for him to be with others? One of his roommates decided to move out, he said, and still acts cautiously around him.

“Even after the quarantine was over and I felt recovered,” he said in a message, “I felt paranoid and very [conscious] of the fact that I had COVID-19.”

As with so many other aspects of this novel coronavirus, determining when a patient has recovered is still fraught with uncertainties. Although federal officials have issued general guidelines,

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  • Global cases: More than 1.27 million
  • Global deaths: At least 69,300
  • Most cases reported: United States (337,072), Spain (131,646), Italy (128,948), Germany (100,123), and France (93,773)

The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 8 a.m. Beijing time. 

All times below are in Beijing time.

9:31 am: South Korea reports fewer than 50 cases

South Korea reported 47 new cases of infection, one of the lowest daily reported numbers for the country since late February when the outbreak spread exponentially within its borders.

There were three additional deaths reported. South Korea has altogether reported 10,284 cases of infection and 186 people have succumbed to the illness caused by the virus, according to data from the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Still, South Korea is generally praised for its efforts to reduce the spread of infection by mass testing its people and adopting strict measures to quarantine and track those who affected.  Saheli Roy Choudhury

9:28 am: American Airlines slashes more than 90% of NYC-area flights as the coronavirus hotspot grows more isolated

8:55 am: China reports 39 new cases, says most of them were

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People wearing protective masks walk through Lu Xun Park in Shanghai, China, on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

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  • Global cases: At least 1,197,405
  • Global deaths: At least 64,606
  • Top 5 countries: United States (308,850), Spain (126,168), Italy (124,632), , Germany (96,092), and France (90,848). 

The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 9 a.m. Beijing time. 

All times below are in Beijing time.

9:40 am: South Korea’s new cases jump by 81

New cases in South Korea jumped by 81 as of Sunday morning, and its number of deaths increased by six, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The country’s total now stands at 10,237 cases, and 183 fatalities. The government said Saturday that it would extend its social distancing measures by another two weeks in an attempt to curb the number of new infections to around 50 a day, according to a Reuters report. — Weizhen Tan

9:30 am: Mainland China reports 30 new cases, 3 more deaths

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) reported 30 new cases, and three more deaths as of April 4. Of

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