Confirmed COVID-19 cases have exceeded 9.6 million globally, with over 489,000 fatalities and more than 4.8 million recoveries, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.
Here is what we know so far:
The Chinese mainland has recorded 83,462 COVID-19 cases. A total of 97 asymptomatic patients are under medical observation. China’s death toll stands at 4,648, including seven from the Hong Kong SAR and seven from the Taiwan region.
Beijing reported 11 new domestically transmitted cases on Thursday. The Chinese capital has seen a total of 280 local infections in the past 15 days.
The U.S. has recorded over 2.4 million confirmed cases, with a death toll of over 124,000. Texas and Florida are among states to pause reopening plans as cases spike. The CDC also gave a grim estimate that only about one in every 10 COVID-19 cases in the U.S. has been identified.
The World Health Organization (WHO) chief warned the number of coronavirus cases around the world is set to reach 10 million “within the next week.”
WHO’s regional director for Europe said there has been a resurgence of cases as many countries begin to ease restrictions.