Global EditionASIA 中文双语Français
Home / China / Latest

Latest on the COVID-19 outbreak | Updated: 2020-10-30 07:20
Share - WeChat

We provide the latest updates and crucial information on the global COVID-19 pandemic here.

Oct 30

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Oct 30, 2020.

- US hit a record high average daily COVID-19 cases of over 74,000 on Wednesday (Read more)

- France to enter second national lockdown on Friday (Read more)

- Tougher measures which Germany would implement in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 were "suitable, necessary and proportionate", Merkel said (Read more)


Latest data released by National Health Commission by midnight, Oct 29, 2020.

- Chinese mainland reports 25 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday, 1 locally transmitted

- Samples from an imported frozen pork product and its outer packaging test positive for coronavirus in Rushan, Shandong

Oct 29

Outside China

- India's COVID-19 tally surpasses 8 mln (Read more)

- Dow closes down over 900 points amid coronavirus fears (Read more)

- European Commission announces new proposals to enhance EU-level coordination to address COVID-19 (Read more)

- Germany's federal and state governments have agreed to introduce sweeping contact restrictions on everyday life to curb the steep rise of COVID-19 infections (Read more)

- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa begins self-quarantine after one of the 35 guests who attended an event with him over the weekend tested positive for COVID-19 (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 47 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 23 locally transmitted

Oct 28

Outside China

- France envisages month-long national lockdown to control COVID-19 (Read more)

- All in-person meetings suspended at UN New York headquarters due to COVID-19 infections (Read more)

- COVID-19 cases in Mexico surpass 900,000: Johns Hopkins University

- Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- Japan's govt endorses bill to offer free COVID-19 vaccines (Read more)

- Spain registers highest daily COVID-19 deaths of 267 in second wave

- Canada's COVID-19 death toll surpasses 10,000 level

- Jordan records highest daily rise with 3,800 new COVID-19 cases


- Imported cold food likely culprit in Beijing cluster (Read more)

- Chinese mainland reports 42 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, 22 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Xinjiang reports 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 19 asymptomatic ones (Read more)

- Shanghai public transport authority reiterated the rule of mandatory mask wearing when taking public transports as part of the prevention measures against the spread of COVID-19

Oct 27

Outside China

- Global cooperation against COVID-19 in focus at World Health Summit (Read more)

- Oxford vaccine produces a immune response in both old and young adults (Read more)

- The streets of Europe have emptied as countries roll out stricter curfew laws to bring down rising COVID-19 infections (Read more)

- Canadian parliament to probe government's handling of COVID-19 pandemic (Read more)


- New confirmed COVID-19 cases rose by five as of 5 pm on Tuesday in the last 24 hours in the Kashgar prefecture of the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region (Read more)

- Chinese mainland reports 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Monday, all imported (Read more)

- Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases pass 160 in Kashgar amid mass testing (Read more)

Oct 26

Outside China

- Bulgarian PM tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- US sees highest number of new COVID-19 cases in past two days (Read more)

- France reports daily record of over 50,000 new coronavirus cases (Read more)

- Spain PM declares national state of emergency (Read more)


- Xinjiang reports 26 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- Chinese mainland reports 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all imported (Read more)

- Kashgar reports 138 new asymptomatic COVID cases (Read more)

Oct 25

Outside China 

- US Vice-President Pence's chief of staff tests positive for coronavirus (Read more)


- Kashgar in Xinjiang reports 137 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases (Read more)

- Kashgar in Xinjiang to provide nucleic acid test for all residents after a new asymptomatic case detected there (Read more)

- Chinese mainland reports 15 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, all imported (Read more)

- Health commission sends working group to Kashgar (Read more)

Oct 24

Outside China 

- Czech health minister breaks virus rules, asked to resign (Read more)

UK PM insists full national lockdown not 'right course' (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 28 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported

Oct 23

Outside China

- France's daily COVID-19 cases top 40,000

- Seven more US soldiers in South Korea tested positive for COVID-19

- Iran's total COVID-19 cases surpass 550,000; Morocco, Jordan see new records in daily infections


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

Oct 22

Outside China

- European countries set record COVID-19 daily numbers as Spain's total cases top 1 million (Read more)

- Algerian PM calls for respecting preventive measures following school reopening (Read more)

- Filipino tourists cautious despite eased intl travel rules (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 14 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, all imported (Read more)

Oct 21

Outside China

- US first lady cancels campaign trip due to 'lingering cough' (Read more)

- US CDC says country has witnessed 300,000 more deaths than usual: report (Read more)

- Portugal sees first drop in active COVID-19 cases since mid-August (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, all imported (Read more)

Oct 20

Outside China

- 184 countries and economies have joined COVAX: WHO chief (Read more)

- US COVID-19 deaths top 220,000: Johns Hopkins University 

- Chilean govt says protests may cause potential spike in COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- UK hopes for vaccine within 6 months (Read more)

- Ireland declares highest-level response to COVID-19 


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

Oct 19

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 40 million: Johns Hopkins University

- Italy announces further anti-COVID-19 measures as new infections top 11,000 (Read more)

- Poland starts to build first field hospital for COVID-19 patients (Read more)

- Number of new COVID-19 cases in Israel continues to drop as lockdown lifted: health ministry (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all imported (Read more)

Oct 18

Outside China

- France reports 32,427 new COVID-19 infections, hitting another one-day high

- Global daily COVID-19 infections hit record high with nearly 400,000 new cases reported: WHO (Read more)

- Qingdao in East China's Shandong province set a world record by finishing testing on 10.8 million swab samples in 120 hours in the recent fight against the re-emergence of COVID-19 (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

- Living novel coronavirus isolated from packaging of imported frozen food in Qingdao: China CDC (Read more)

Oct 17

Outside China 

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 8 million: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 1.1 mln: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)


People visit the Temple of Heaven in Beijng, capital of China, Oct 17, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported (Read more)

Oct 16

Outside China

- CDC projects up to 240,000 COVID-19 deaths in US by Nov 7 (Read more)

- COVID-19 test positivity rate falls below 5 percent in NY state focus areas (Read more)

- Italy added to UK's quarantine list as London raises alert level (Read more)

- Russia reports new daily record of confirmed COVID-19 cases


- Chinese mainland reports 24 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported (Read more)

- The COVID-19 outbreak in Qingdao traced to two port workers, authorities say

Oct 15

Outside China

- Global tuberculosis progress mired by scarce funding, COVID-19: WHO report (Read more)

- Nearly 700,000 children in US test positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- Italy sets new high for coronavirus infections (Read more)

- France to impose curfew to stem 2nd wave of coronavirus (Read more)

- South Africa adopts post-COVID energy plan (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, 1 locally transmitted (Read more)

- Head of Qingdao health commission suspended, faces probe (Read more)

Oct 14

Outside China 

- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 38 mln: Johns Hopkins University

- US drugmaker Eli Lilly pauses antibody trial over safety concerns (Read more)

- EU member states adopt common color code indicating COVID-19 risks (Read more

- Russia's coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V could be launched in Russia by late October or early November (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 20 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, 6 locally transmitted (Read more)

Oct 13 

Outside China

- Herd immunity against COVID-19 "scientifically and ethically problematic": WHO chief (Read more)

- British government introduces 3-level COVID-19 alert system (Read more)

- Johnson & Johnson pauses COVID-19 vaccine trial over patient illness (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, 6 locally transmitted and 7 imported (Read more)

- No one tested positive for COVID-19 in Qingdao after more than 3 million swab samples taken as of 8 am Tuesday (Read more)

- 243 inbound and outbound flights cancelled at Qingdao Liuting Airport as of Tuesday morning

Oct 12

Outside China

- Trump claims he is 'immune' from coronavirus (Read more)

- UK coronavirus cases top 600,000 as another 12,872 confirmed (Read more)

- Scientists voice concern, criticism as coronavirus resurges in multiple countries (Read more)


-Chinese mainland reports 21 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all imported

- National Health Commission sends a team to Qingdao to supervise the epidemic prevention and control work(Read more)

Oct 11

Outside China

- Global COVID-19 cases surpass 37 million: Johns Hopkins University (Read more)

- Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 150,000 (Read more)


Chinese mainland reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

East China city reports 3 asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 (Read more)

Oct 10

Outside China

- Fauci says White House hosted COVID-19 'super-spreader' event (Read more)

- Microsoft to let employees work from home permanently: report

- Surge in infections prompts Europe to tighten up steps against COVID-19 (Read more)

- Broadway shows in NYC to remain suspended until May 2021


People wearing masks walk on a street in Wan Chai, Hong Kong, on Oct 9, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Chinese mainland reports 15 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported (Read more)

Oct 9

Outside China

- MIT peer reviews refute lab origin of coronavirus (Read more)

- Second Turkish hospital joins trials of Chinese vaccine (Read more)

- China makes commitment to world vaccine access (Read more)

- CDC forecasts up to 233,000 COVID-19 deaths in US by Oct 31


A worker wearing a face mask works on a production line packaging apples at the Darui Apple Industry Park in Yuexi county, Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture, Sichuan province, on Sept 11, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reports 21 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported

Oct 8


- Chinese mainland reported 11 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Outside China

- US Marine Corps says assistant commandant tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

- Japan to ease travel restrictions for China, 11 other countries, regions next month (Read more)

Oct 7


Residents return home at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport on Tuesday as the eight-day National Day holiday draws to a close. [Photo by Luo Bin/for China Daily]

- Chinese mainland reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

Outside China

- Trump's top aide Stephen Miller tests positive for COVID-19 (read more)

- US COVID-19 cases surpass 7.5 million: Johns Hopkins University (read more)

Oct 6


People wearing masks are seen with luggage outside Beijing Railway Station, during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays, on Oct 1, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reported 12 new COVID-19 cases on Oct 5, all imported

Outside China

- Trump returns to White House, removes mask and salutes (read more)

- New York governor closes schools in coronavirus hot spots (readmore)

- White House press secretary McEnany tests positive for COVID-19 (read more)

- Paris to close all bars for two weeks from Tuesday (read more)

Oct 5

Outside China

- Joe Biden tests negative for coronavirus


Women work in a laboratory of Chinese vaccine maker Sinovac Biotech, developing an experimental coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in Beijing,  on Sept 24, 2020. [File photo/Agencies]

- Chinese mainland reported 20 new COVID-19 cases on Oct 4, all imported

Oct 4

Outside China


- Chinese mainland reported 16 new cases on Oct 3, all imported

Oct 3

Outside China

- Trump is given experimental drug to fight COVID (Read more)

-770 students test positive in major coronavirus outbreak at UK university (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 10 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported

Oct 2

Outside China

- New Yorkers called to download app for COVID-19 alert (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 10 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all imported

Oct 1

Outside China

- NYC's coronavirus positivity-test rate rises alarmingly (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 11 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all imported

-COVID-19 vaccine to be priced fairly, ministry says (Read more)

Click here to read previous reports on COVID-19

Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349