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Global COVID-19 cases surpass 1.5 mln: Johns Hopkins University




NEW YORK - Global confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 1.5 million on Wednesday afternoon local time, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

The fresh figure reached 1,500,830 as of 5:15 pm (2115 GMT) with 87,706 deaths, the CSSE said.

The United States led the world with 423,135 cases. Spain and Italy followed with 146,690 and 139,422 cases, respectively. Countries with over 100,000 cases also include France and Germany, according to the data compiled by the CSSE.

Over 180 countries and regions have been impacted by the novel coronavirus, and more than 317,800 people have recovered from the disease, according to the data.









Chinese health authority said Thursday it received reports of 63 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Wednesday, of which 61 were imported.

Two new domestic cases were reported in Guangdong province, the National Health Commission said.

Two deaths were reported in Hubei province on Wednesday. A total of 17 new suspected cases 16 imported ones and one in Heilongjiang province were reported on the mainland.

According to the commission, 91 people were discharged from hospitals after recovery, while the number of severe cases decreased by 13 to 176.

As of Wednesday, the mainland had reported a total of 1,103 imported cases. Of the cases, 374 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 729 were being treated with 31 in severe condition, said the commission.

The overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 81,865 by Wednesday, including 1,160 patients who were still being treated, 77,370 people who had been discharged after recovery, and 3,335 people who died of the disease.

The commission said that 73 people were still suspected of being infected with the virus.

It added that 12,510 close contacts were still under medical observation. On Wednesday, 1,848 people were discharged from medical observation.

No new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported Wednesday in central China's Hubei province.

Two deaths were reported in Hubei on Wednesday.

Also on Wednesday, 56 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases, including 28 ones from abroad, were reported on the mainland. A total of 15 asymptomatic cases, all imported, were re-categorized as confirmed infections, and 32 were discharged from medical observation including seven imported cases, according to the commission.

The commission said 1,104 asymptomatic cases, including 364 from abroad, were still under medical observation.

By Wednesday, 960 confirmed cases including four deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 45 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 379 in Taiwan including five deaths.

A total of 264 patients in Hong Kong, 10 in Macao and 67 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.






During the 24 hours of April 8, Hunan reports no new confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of 24:00 on April 8, a total of 1,019 cumulativeconfirmed cases had been reported in Hunan, 4 people had died, and 1,014 patients had been discharged from hospitals.

During the 24 hours of April 8, no new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were reported in Hunan. There was 1 case out of quarantine. One is under medical observation, whom is an imported case.

A total of 27,413 close contacts have been traced, among whom 21 are under medical observation while 27,392 others have been discharged.


There are no symptoms such as fever and cough, but it can spread the virus. Right now, asymptomatic COVID-19 cases are the focus of the prevention and control of the epidemic. And it is also a public concern. 

From April 1, the National Health Commission began to announce the status of asymptomatic cases in daily outbreak notifications. So far, 4 cases of asymptomatic infection imported from abroad have been reported in Hunan Province, and 2 cases have been released from medical observation.


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