More than 4.3 million people are the globe have now been infected with the coronavirus since an outbreak was first reported in China’s Hubei province late last year with most cases reported in the United States (over 1.38 million), Russia (over 242,200), United Kingdom (over 230,900), Spain (over 228,600), Italy (over 222,100).
So far, global deaths from deadly virus has reached more than 296,600 according to the data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:30 a.m. Beijing time.
Vietnam has now gone four weeks without any community transmissions
As of Thursday morning (May 14), 260 out 288 infected patients have recovered, accounting for 90 per cent of cases. Vietnam News Agency reported.
Today, right more patients with COVID-19 have recovered, bringing the country’s total cases being given the all-clear to 260.
All of the recovered patients are Vietnamese nationals.
Singapore preliminarily reports 752 new cases
Singapore’s coronavirus cases increased by 752, taking its total to 26,098 cases, according a preliminary update by its health ministry.
Most of the new cases detected were migrant workers living in dormitories, said the ministry. Those workers, mostly men from other Asian countries, have accounted for the majority of Singapore’s total Covid-19 cases so far. — Weizhen Tan
South Korea to boost coronavirus tracing privacy
South Korean health authorities are to revise their practice of publicizing the travel routes of coronavirus patients, due to fears of a backlash against people who attended nightclubs that are now at the center of a new outbreak, Reuters reported.
After weeks of nearly no new domestic coronavirus cases, South Korea saw a new spike in infections centered around nightclubs and bars in Seoul. — Holly Ellyatt
Russia’s coronavirus cases pass 250,000
Russia reported 9,974 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, its lowest daily increase since May 2, Reuters noted. The country’s total case tally now stands at 252,245, according to Russia’s coronavirus response center. The official death toll stands at 2,305. — Holly Ellyatt
China reports 3 new cases, no deaths
China’s National Health Commission said there were 3 new confirmed cases of infection and 12 asymptomatic cases. No additional deaths were reported.
Cumulatively, China reported 82,929 cases and 4,633 deaths. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
Featured image: Migrant workers crowd up outside a bus station as they wait to board buses to return to their villages during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus, in Ghaziabad, on the outskirts of New Delhi. @ ANUSHREE FADNAVIS/REUTERS