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- Global cases: More than 4.2 million
- Global deaths: At least 291,366
- Most cases reported: United States (1,369,314), Russia (232,243), Spain (228,030), United Kingdom (227,741), Italy (221,216)
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:45 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
8:45 am: China reports 7 new cases
China’s National Health Commission (NHC) reported seven new cases, of which 6 were locally transmitted infections and one was imported, or attributed to a traveler from overseas. That brings the country’s total to 82,926 cases, according to the NHC.
There were no new deaths, the NHC said, with the total number of fatalities staying at 4,633. It also said there were eight new asymptomatic cases, where patients do not display symptoms of the disease. In all, 750 asymptomatic cases were under…