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- Global cases: More than 2 million
- Global deaths: At least 134,178
- Most cases reported: United States (636,350), Spain (177,644), Italy (165,155), Germany (134,753), and France (134,582).
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:19 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
8:55 am: China reports 46 additional cases, says most of them ‘imported’
China’s National Health Commission said there were 46 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, of which 34 were attributed to travelers from overseas. It also said that there had been no additional deaths.
The NHC also reported 64 new asymptomatic cases, whereby people tested positive for the virus but did not show any of the usual symptoms associated with the illness.
Since the outbreak was first reported late last year in the Hubei province, China said it has had…