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- Global cases: More than 1.97 million
- Global deaths: At least 125,678
- Most cases reported: United States (602,989), Spain (172,541), Italy (162,488), France (131,361), Germany (131,359)
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 7:43 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
8:36 am: China reports 46 additional cases, says most of them ‘imported’
China’s National Health Commission said there were 46 additional cases of infection, of which 36 were attributed to travelers from overseas. Most of the travelers are likely Chinese nationals since China closed its borders to most foreigners late last month. The official report did not specify their nationalities.
There was one death reported in Hubei province. China also said there were 57 new cases of asymptomatic infections, where a person tests positive for the…