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chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-03-03 16:10

A pneumonia outbreak was first reported in Central China’s Wuhan city in December. The disease, which has spread across China and beyond, is caused by a novel coronavirus.

March 3


Latest data released by National Health Commission by midnight, March 2, 2020.

– Chinese mainland reports 125 new infections of novel coronavirus (114 in Hubei), 31 new deaths (all in Hubei) (Read more)

– Hubei to continue stringent prevention, control efforts as situation remains severe (Read more)

– Those stranded in Wuhan can apply for 300 yuan in subsidies per day, for a total of no more than 3,000 yuan each (Read more)

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of March 3, 2020.

– More than 2,000 test positive for coronavirus in Italy as death toll reaches 52 (Read more

– South Korea confirms 851 new cases of COVID-19, 5,186 in total (Read more)

– WHO chief says South Korea, Italy, Iran, Japan greatest concern for COVID-19 (Read more

– Emergency funds to help fight global spread (Read more)

– Australia confirms first person-to-person transmissions of COVID-19

March 2


A total of 164 newly-cured patients, including this patient standing next to a medical worker flashing a thumb’s up sign, who recovered from novel coronavirus pneumonia were discharged from a makeshift hospital at the Wuhan Sports Center on March 2, 2020. It was the largest number of patients discharged in a single day. [Photo by Ke Hao/For chinadaily.com.cn]

– Chinese mainland reports 202 new infections of novel coronavirus (196 in Hubei), 42 new deaths (all in Hubei) (Read more)

– Over 4,000 PLA medical personnel dispatched to aid epidemic control efforts in Wuhan since Jan 24 (Read more)

– Head of Hubei’s justice department among those under probe for letting released prisoner leave Wuhan for Beijing (Read more)

Outside China

– South Korea confirms 599 more cases of COVID-19, 4,335 in total (Read more)

– Italy’s COVID-19 cases total 1,694, vast majority not serious (Read more)

– Washington state confirms 2nd US coronavirus death (Read more); NY reports first case (Read more)

– Indonesia confirms first two coronavirus cases (Read more)

– Japan closes nearly all schools in bid to contain COVID-19

– Iran’s Health Ministry says number of coronavirus cases at 1501, deaths at 66

March 1


The 98-year-old woman Gao and her daughter, as well as the medics, pose for a photo with big thumbs-up at Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan, Central China’s Hubei province, on March 1, 2020. [Photo by Gao Xiang/chinadaily.com.cn]

– Chinese mainland reports 573 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infections, 35 new deaths (Read more)

– Single-digit new COVID-19 cases reported outside Hubei

– 98-year-old coronavirus-infected patient discharged from hospital (Read more)

– Over 50% admitted coronavirus patients didn’t have fever, research finds (Read more)

– Beijing reports two new imported novel coronavirus cases from Iran (Read more

– Govt asks Chinese in virus-hit countries to consider coming back (Read more)

Outside China

– South Korea reports 586 new coronavirus cases for the day, total at 3,736 (Read more)

– Coronavirus cases in Germany jump to 117; France, 100 cases (Read more); Spain, 71 cases; UK, 35 cases (Read more)

– The Louvre Museum was shut down due to the spreading coronavirus epidemic

– Iran raises death toll to 54 as the number of confirmed cases jumped overnight by more than half to 978 people

– Armenia reports first case of COVID-19

– AustraliaUS record first coronavirus death

– Saudi health ministry spokesman says no coronavirus infection detected so far in the kingdom

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