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- Global cases: More than 3.1 million
- Global deaths: Over 227,000
- Most cases reported: United States (over 1 million), Spain (236,899), Italy (203,591), France (166,541), and United Kingdom (166,441).
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:23 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
9:25 am: China says its manufacturing activity expanded slightly in April as lockdowns ease
China said manufacturing activity in the country expanded slightly in April as lockdowns and movement restrictions to contain the coronavirus began to ease.
The official manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index came in at 50.8 for the month of April, as compared to 52.0 in March. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected official manufacturing PMI to come in at 51.0 in April. PMI readings above 50 indicate expansion, while…