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Daily Update on COVID-19 Cases in Hunan on May 8

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

As of 24:00 on May 8, a total of 1,019 cumulativeconfirmed cases had been reported in Hunan, 4 people had died, and 1,015 patients had been discharged from hospitals.

During the 24 hours of May 8, no new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were reported in Hunan. There were no cases out of quarantine. There were no people under medical observation.

A total of 27,414 close contacts have been traced, and among them one is under medical observation.



Chinese health authority said Saturday that no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Friday.

One imported case was reported in Tianjin.

Also on Friday, two new suspected cases, both imported ones in Shanghai, were reported.

No deaths related to the disease were reported, according to the commission.


Altogether 53 people were discharged from hospitals after recovery Friday, while the number of severe cases decreased by three to 15.


By Friday, the mainland had reported a total of 1,681 imported cases. Of the cases, 1,505 had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 176 remained hospitalized with four in severe conditions. No deaths from the imported cases had been reported.


As of Friday, the overall confirmed cases on the mainland had reached 82,887, including 208 patients who were still being treated, 78,046 people who had been discharged after recovery, and 4,633 people who died of the disease.

The commission said eight people, all from overseas, were still suspected of being infected with the virus.

According to the commission, 5,859 close contacts were still under medical observation after 670 people were discharged from medical observation Friday.


Also on Friday, 15 new asymptomatic cases, all domestic ones, were reported on the mainland. No cases were re-categorized as confirmed cases, and 33 such cases, including eight from overseas, were discharged from medical observation, according to the commission.

The commission said 836 asymptomatic cases, including 63 from overseas, were still under medical observation.


By Friday, 1,044 confirmed cases including four deaths had been reported in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), 45 confirmed cases in the Macao SAR, and 440 in Taiwan including six deaths.

A total of 960 patients in Hong Kong, 40 in Macao, and 355 in Taiwan had been discharged from hospitals after recovery.


A total of 3,767,744 cases have been reported worldwide, according to the WHO. The number of COVID-19 deaths topped 200,000, reaching 259,593.



The number of COVID-19 deaths in the United States reached 77,178 as of 5:32 pm (1815 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

A total of 1,283,829 cases have been reported in the country, according to the CSSE.


US Vice President Mike Pence's spokesperson, Katie Miller, tested positive for the coronavirus, President Donald Trump confirmed Friday.

White House spokesman said the White House has upgraded its epidemic prevention measures: all visitors and staff who contact the president and vice president carry out daily virus testing, all staff check their body temperature and symptoms every day, keep their hands clean, and regularly conduct in-depth cleaning of the work station.

According to the latest study released by the WHO Regional Office for Africa, if the epidemic prevention and control measures fail, 83,000 to 190,000 people will die from COVID-19 in Africa, and 29 to 44 million people may be diagnosed in the first year.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 positive cases across Africa to 54,027 as of Friday morning, the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) disclosed on Thursday. There have been outbreaks in 53 countries in Africa, except Lesotho.


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