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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