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Sept 26

Outside China 

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Sept 26, 2021.

- US pushes on with COVID-19 vaccination plan as booster shot approved (Read more) China

- Chinese mainland reports 29 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 9 locally transmitted (Read more)

Sept 25

China

- Chinese mainland reports 38 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 10 locally transmitted (Read more)

Outside China

Sept 24

China

- Chinese mainland reports 54 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 30 locally transmitted (Read more)

Outside China

- African countries acquire more than 181 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccines (Read more)

- US CDC panel endorses Pfizer booster shot for elderly, high-risk people (Read more)

Sept 23

China

- Chinese mainland reports 43 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 28 locally transmitted (Read more)

Outside China

- A study indicates with 50 percent probability that the first COVID-19 infection in the US may have occurred between August and October 2019 (Read more)

Sept 22

China

- Chinese mainland reports 41 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 16 locally transmitted (Read more)

Outside China

- US COVID-19 deaths top 1918 flu estimates as vaccine, mask battles continue (Read more)

- Many Africans wary of COVID-19 vaccination amid ongoing misinformation: AU (Read more)

Sept 21

China 

- Chinese mainland reports 72 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 42 locally transmitted

Outside China 

- Singapore puts pause on reopening as cases surge (Read more)

- COVID-19 widening education gaps (Read more)

Sept 20

China

- Chinese mainland reports 49 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 28 locally transmitted

Outside China

- Health officials support FDA panel decision on booster shot as COVID-19 rages on in US

Sept 19

China

- More than 2.17 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in China as of Saturday, data from the National Health Commission showed Sunday

- Chinese mainland reports 66 new COVID-19 cases, with 43 locally transmitted.

Outside China

- Vaccine inequity mars global COVID-19 vaccination drive: Indian media (Read more)

Sept 18 

China

- Chinese mainland reports 46 new COVID-19 cases, with 31 locally transmitted (Read more)

Outside China

- US FDA panel recommends COVID-19 boosters for people 65 and older (Read more)

- American Samoa, a US territory in the Pacific, reported its first case of novel coronavirus on Friday (Read more)

- Indonesia to reopen Bali for int'l visitors in October

Sept 17

Outside China

- Italy makes Green Pass mandatory for all in job market (Read more)

- 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose boosts immunity tenfold: Israeli study

- Chile to allow entry of fully vaccinated foreigners from Oct 1

China

- Chinese mainland reports 84 new COVID-19 cases, with 62 locally transmitted (Read more)

- More than 2.16 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Thursday, data from the National Health Commission showed Friday

Sept 16

Outside China

- Bangladesh PM eyes 60 mln Chinese vaccines in next three months (Read more)

- Denmark announces 'contingency strategy' against COVID-19 after lifting restrictions (Read more)

- Vaccination efforts geared up in US as COVID-19 kills 1 in 500 Americans (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 80 new COVID-19 cases, with 49 locally-transmitted (Read more)

- More than 1 billion Chinese have completed full vaccination for COVID-19 (Read more)

Sept 15

China

- Chinese mainland reports 73 new COVID-19 cases, with 50 locally-transmitted (Read more)

- Nearly 2.16 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Tuesday, data from the National Health Commission shows

Outside China

- Only 2 pct of world's COVID-19 vaccines administered in Africa: WHO (Read more)

- COVID-19 patients straining US medical resources (Read more)

- UK will offer third round of vaccines to 30 million (Read more)

Sept 14

China

- East China's Fujian province reported 120 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and 19 local asymptomatic carriers as of 6 pm Tuesday, said local authorities. (Read more)

- Chinese mainland reports 92 new COVID-19 cases, with 59 locally-transmitted (Read more)

- Over 2.15 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Monday, data from the National Health Commission showed Tuesday

Outside China

- WHO to help Africa monitor variants (Read more)

- US doubles down on vaccination efforts as Delta variant drives COVID-19 surge (Read more)

Sept 13

China

- Chinese mainland reports 49 new COVID-19 cases, with 22 locally-transmitted (Read more)

- Putian reports 32 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases and 32 local asymptomatic carriers, as of 4 pm Sunday; Delta variant likely (Read more)

- Nearly 2.15 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Sunday, data from the National Health Commission showed Monday

Outside China

- China delivers more COVID-19 vaccines to Philippines (Read more)

- South Africa loosens COVID curbs as third wave eases (Read more)

- New York City schools reopen Monday (Read more)

- UK records another 29,173 coronavirus cases, with another 56 coronavirus-related deaths

Sept 12

Outside China

Mongolia reports first COVID-19 cases in animals (Read more)

China

Chinese mainland reports 46 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 20 locally transmitted (Read more)

Over 2.14 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in China (Read more)

Sept 11

Outside China

- COVID vaccines hold up against severe Delta: US data (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, with one locally-transmitted

Sept 10

Outside China

- Biden announces sweeping new vaccine mandates amid COVID-19 surge (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Sept 9

Outside China

- The true number of US COVID-19 cases by the end of 2020 was likely more than 100 million, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University (Read more)

- Egypt races ahead in bid to become vaccine hub (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 28 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Sept 8

Outside China

- Biden to announce plan to fight variant (Read more)

- Romania, Bulgaria jab campaigns lag behind EU average

China

- Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Sept 7

Outside China

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 40 mln -- Johns Hopkins University

China

- Chinese mainland reports 36 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

- More than 969 million Chinese have completed full vaccination for COVID-19 as of Sept 6 (Read more)

Sept 6

Outside China

- Africa pushes to improve vaccination rates via COVAX (Read more)

- Bitter days return as COVID-19 resurges with Delta variant in US (Read more)

- Compulsory vaccines for NHS staff may backfire (Read more)

China 

- Chinese mainland reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Sept 5

Outside China

- Sudanese health minister tests positive for COVID-19

China

- Chinese mainland reports 28 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

- More than 2.1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered across China as of Saturday, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

Sept 4

Outside China

- More kids hospitalized with COVID-19 in US due to Delta variant: CDC

China

- Chinese mainland reports 28 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Guangzhou reports one local asymptomatic COVID-19 case

Sept 3

Outside China

- US reels from COVID-19 impacts on travel, education and family

- Speed called for as vaccinations lag in Indonesia (Read more)

- China-donated medical supplies arrive in Baghdad to assist Iraq's COVID-19 fight (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 28 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Sept 2

Outside China

- COVID-19 surge wearing US out in multiple sectors

- COVID-19 origins tracing should be conducted scientifically: Myanmarese media (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 28 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1 locally transmitted (Read more)

Sept 1

Outside China

- Indoor-mask rules lead to 5-state probe in US (Read more)

- US should stop blaming China, adopt scientific attitude towards virus origins tracing: media (Read more)

- China's COVID-19 vaccine boosts Cambodia's inoculation drive (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 19 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Aug 31

Outside China

- Bangladeshi party leader rejects 'fabricated' US report on COVID-19 origins tracing (Read more)

- EU removes US from safe travel list due to COVID-19 surge (Read more)

- Record 98 pregnant women in Tokyo infected with COVID-19 in July: survey (Read more)

- Czech Republic to offer booster COVID-19 vaccine from September

China

- Chinese mainland reported 37 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Aug 30

Outside China

- Experts refute US intelligence community's COVID-19 origins tracing report (Read more)

- Saudi students return to school after 17-month online education (Read more)

- Chinese COVID-19 vaccine V-01 enters phase-III clinical trial in the Philippines (Read more)

- Cuba receives medical supply donation from China as pandemic worsens (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 23 new confirmed cases, all imported (Read more)

Aug 29

China

- Chinese mainland reports 33 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

- China clears all COVID-19 high-risk areas (Read more)

Aug 28

China

- Chinese mainland reports 21 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1 locally transmitted (Read more)

- China's Zhengzhou clears all COVID-19 medium-, high-risk areas (Read more)

Aug 27

China 

- Chinese mainland reports 32 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 2 locally transmitted

- Shanghai reports new COVID-19 case related to airport cluster (Read more)

- Over 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Chinese mainland

Outside China

- Australian PM advocates 'live with the virus' plan, but told not to treat COVID like the flu (Read more)

- US COVID-19 vaccine efficacy drops after Delta variant becomes predominant: CDC (Read more)

Aug 26

Outside China 

- NY governor says 12,000 more COVID-19 deaths than publicized reports (Read more)

- WHO: Virus origins studies will move ahead without delay (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 26 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 3 locally transmitted

- Over 1.98 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Chinese mainland

- Yunnan reports 3 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases (Read more)

Aug 25

Outside China 

- UK documentary panned for COVID-19 distortions (Read more)

- Germany launches digital health pass (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 4 locally transmitted

- Two new local cases confirmed in Shanghai (Read more)

Aug 24

Outside China

- More US children landing in hospital with COVID-19 (Read more)

- ASEAN ambassador emphasizes cooperation in origins-tracing (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 35 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1 locally transmitted

Aug 23

Outside China

- Philippine President Duterte thanks China for donating more COVID-19 vaccines amid surging infections (Read more)

- Scientists question evidence behind US COVID-19 booster shot drive (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports no new local cases (Read more)

- Beijing cleared of medium, high risk areas for COVID-19 (Read more)

Aug 22

China

- Chinese mainland reports 32 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 4 locally transmitted (Read more)

Aug 21

China

- Chinese mainland reports 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 4 locally transmitted

- 3 new COVID cases found in Shanghai on Saturday (Read more)

- Zhengzhou clears areas with high COVID-19 risk (Read more)

Outside China

- Packed US hospitals struggle with staff, bed shortages amid pandemic (Read more)

Aug 20 

China

- Chinese mainland reports 33 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 4 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Beijing lifts lockdowns of 2 communities (Read more)

Outside China

- Study finds evidence of novel coronavirus circulating in Italy in late summer 2019 (Read more)

- Tokyo reports over 5,000 new COVID-19 cases, with record high of 25,000 nationwide (Read more)

Aug 19

China

- Chinese mainland reports 46 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 5 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Nanjing downgrades all areas to low risk for virus (Read more)

- Over 1.9 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Chinese mainland

Outside China

- US OKs COVID booster to counter declining vaccine efficacy (Read more)

Aug 18

China 

- Chinese mainland reports 28 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 6 locally transmitted (Read more)

- In Jiangsu, six infections reported (Read more)

- Zhengzhou downgrades COVID-19 risk level in six areas (Read more)

Outside China

- US Texas Governor Greg Abbott tests positive for COVID-19 after fully vaccinated (Read more)

- UK records highest daily coronavirus-related death toll since March (Read more)

Aug 17 

China

- Chinese mainland reports 42 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 6 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Hubei reports 3 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases (Read more)

Outside China

- Japan to expand COVID-19 emergency in 7 more prefectures (Read more)

- Vaccine producer to combine novel coronavirus and flu vaccines in one shot (Read more)

Aug 16

- US daily COVID-19 cases could exceed 200,000 in coming weeks, warns NIH director (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 51 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 13 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Zero new local COVID-19 infections registered in Hubei for 2 days (Read more)

Aug 15

Outside China 

- US COVID-19 deaths almost double in 2 weeks, as fight over ban of school mask mandate goes on (Read more)

- Scholar says COVID-19 origin tracing should extend to multiple countries (Read more)

China 

- Chinese mainland reports 53 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 24 locally transmitted (Read more)

- China's Henan reports 5 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases (Read more)

Aug 14

Outside China

- Iraq receives 3rd batch of COVID-19 vaccines from China (Read more)

- US authorizes third shot of COVID-19 vaccines for the immunocompromised (Read more)

- Sri Lanka makes vaccination cards mandatory to visit public places from Sept 15

China

- Chinese mainland reports 66 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 30 locally transmitted (Read more)

Aug 13

Outside China 

- Sinopharm leads delivery of COVID vaccines via COVAX (Read more)

- Britain's monitored quarantine system being challenged in court (Read more)

China

- Chinese mainland reports 99 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 47 locally transmitted

- More than 770 million people in China have completed their vaccinations

Aug 12

China

- Chinese mainland reports 81 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 61 locally transmitted

- Officials in Guangzhou punished over COVID-19 (Read more)

Outside China 

- California mandates COVID vaccines for all teachers (Read more)

- Coronavirus cases on rise among US children (Read more)

Aug 11

China 

- Chinese mainland reports 111 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 83 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Port worker in E China's Zhejiang tests positive for virus (Read more)

- More than 1.8 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Chinese mainland

Outside China

- US losing more international students and revenue (Read more)

Aug 10

China

- Chinese mainland reports 143 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 108 locally transmitted (Read more)

-  Jiangsu sees spread of COVID-19 (Read more)

Outside China

- Delta variant pushes US cases, hospitalizations to 6-month high (Read more)

- France begins enforcing a health pass in cafes, restaurants and trains (Read more)

Aug 9

China

- Chinese mainland reports 125 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 94 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Yangzhou reports 38 new local COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- Henan leader: Extinguish virus by month's end (Read more)

- Central China's Zhangjiajie launches 2nd round of all-inclusive nucleic acid testing

Outside China

- US hospitals see surging patients as COVID-19 cases top 100,000 per day (Read more)

Aug 8

China

- Chinese mainland reports 96 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 81 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Hubei reports 6 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases

Outside China

- Biden pushes harder for masks, vaccines amid surge of US COVID-19 cases (Read more)

Aug 7 

China 

- Chinese mainland reports 107 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 75 locally transmitted (Read more)

Outside China

- Biden urges unvaccinated Americans to get a jab to avoid 'needless toll' (Read more)

Aug 6

China 

- Chinese mainland reports 124 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 80 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Yangzhou in East China's Jiangsu province reports 58 new local COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- Hubei reports 6 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- Zhengzhou further steps up epidemic prevention, control (Read more)

- All international freight charter flights taking off and landing at Haikou Meilan International Airport in Hainan province have been suspended (Read more)

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases reported to WHO top 200 mln (Read more)

- US COVID-19 cases reach six-month high, Florida grapples with surge (Read more)

- EU travel map sees more red, orange zones as global COVID-19 cases top 200 mln (Read more)

Aug 5

China

- Chinese mainland reports 85 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 62 locally transmitted (Read more)

- China's State Council joint COVID-19 prevention and control mechanism team has sent 20 working groups to key port cities to aid anti-virus efforts (Read more)

Outside China

- WHO call for halt on booster vaccines till late September (Read more)

- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 200 mln: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- US COVID-19 cases could double to 200,000 cases a day in fall: Fauci (Read more)

Aug 4

China

- Chinese mainland reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, with 71 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Jiangsu reports 35 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- Airline companies are offering a free ticket return policy to discourage extraneous travel as COVID-19 cases have recently emerged in some cities (Read more)

- Delta variant spreads in Hubei, Hunan provinces (Read more)

- More than 1.7 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in Chinese mainland (Read more)

Outside China

- US on similar trajectory to Delta variant outbreak in UK earlier this year: Fauci (Read more)

- COVID-19 Delta variant grips Europe but low hospitalization rates offer hope (Read more)

- Argentina begins COVID-19 vaccination in adolescents aged 12 to 17 (Read more)

Aug 3 

China 

- Chinese mainland reports 90 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 61 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Jiangsu reports 45 new COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- Shanghai reports first COVID-19 case in six months (Read more)

- Beijing inbound train services suspended from 23 COVID-19 risk areas (Read more)

- Yangzhou's 'patient zero' under investigation for violating protocols (Read more)

- Wuhan launches citywide COVID testing campaign (Read more)

Outside China

- Global current account balances widened by COVID-19 pandemic: IMF

- US senator Graham tests positive for COVID-19 after fully vaccinated

- Ireland to include 12- to 15-year-olds in COVID-19 vaccination program

Aug 2

China

- Shanghai reports COVID-19 case in cargo worker at Pudong airport (Read more)

- Beijing reports another new local infection (Read more)

- Chinese mainland reports 98 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 55 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Zhengzhou begins mass COVID testing (Read more)

- Recent virus mainly Delta variant in Henan (Read more)

- Jiangsu reports 40 new confirmed cases (Read more)

- Seven new locally transmitted cases reported in Wuhan (Read more)

Outside China

- COVID-19 origin probe must be in right direction (Read more)

- Swiss scientist says Chinese lab leak theory political in nature (Read more)

- Fauci foresees more virus 'pain' but not lockdowns (Read more)

Aug 1

China

- Chinese mainland reports 75 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 53 locally transmitted (Read more)

Outside China

- US reports highest daily COVID-19 cases since February

- Over 72% of adults in Ireland fully vaccinated against COVID-19: PM

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