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

May 22

Latest data released by National Health Commission by midnight, May 21, 2022.

- Chinese mainland reports 157 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 667 asymptomatic cases on Saturday (Read more)

- Shanghai reports 52 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 570 asymptomatic cases, 3 deaths (Read more)

- Beijing reports 52 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 9 asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- 18-59 age group advised to receive 4th dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Hong Kong (Read more)

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of May 22, 2022.

African countries report 7,985 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases as tally nears 11.59m (Read more)

May 21

China

-Chinese mainland reports 181 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 951 asymptomatic cases (Read more)

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of May 21, 2022.

May 20

China

- Chinese mainland reports 176 new confirmed local cases, 939 asymptomatic infections (Read more)

- Shanghai reports 88 confirmed, 770 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- 309 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland (Read more)

- Beijing reports 50 new confirmed local COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- New cases found beyond Shanghai’s quarantine and lockdown areas (Read more)

Outside China

- WHO validates 3rd Chinese COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use (Read more)

- Africa CDC warns possible new COVID-19 variant amid spike in new cases (Read more)

May 19

China

- Chinese mainland reports 191 new confirmed local cases, 825 asymptomatic infections (Read more)

- Shanghai reports 82 confirmed, 637 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- Beijing reports 50 confirmed, 5 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- 394 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland (Read more)

Outside China

- Experts say Americans can assume COVID infections much higher than official counts: media (Read more)

- Greece to lift mandatory mask use for COVID-19 from June (Read more)

May 18

China

- Chinese mainland reports 227 new confirmed local cases, 1,000 asymptomatic infections (Read more)

- Shanghai reports 96 confirmed, 759 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- 391 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland (Read more)

Outside China

- New York City raised its COVID-19 alert level from "medium" to "high", as infections continue to go up in recent weeks (Read more)

May 17

China

Chinese mainland reports 162 new confirmed local cases, 887 asymptomatic infections (Read more)

- Shanghai reports 77 confirmed, 746 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Read more)

- 476 COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals on Chinese mainland (Read more)

- Shanghai registers no new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine and lockdown areas (Read more)

Outside China

- Singapore finds local Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 variant cases (Read more)

May 16

China

- Chinese mainland reports 140 new confirmed local cases, 1,019 asymptomatic infections, 4 deaths  (Read more)

- New daily COVID infections in Shanghai drop to below 1,000 for first time since March 24 

- 15 out of 16 districts in Shanghai eliminate COVID transmissions outside quarantine areas, says vice-mayor 

- Shanghai to fully return to normalcy in June, says vice-mayor (Read more)

- Shanghai will gradually resume public transport starting May 22, says vice-mayor

- Beijing reports 39 new confirmed local cases, 15 asymptomatic infections (Read more)

Outside China

- Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 11.55 mln: Africa CDC

- COVID risk high among elderly British living in nursing homes (Read more)

- People with dementia hit hard by COVID's physical, mental impacts (Read more)

May 15

China

- Chinese mainland reports 226 new confirmed local cases, 1,492 asymptomatic infections (Read more)

- Shanghai reports 166 new confirmed local cases, 1,203 asymptomatic infections, 3 new deaths (Read more)

- Shanghai will gradually resume commercial business starting May 16, says vice-mayor (Read more)

- Daily tests continue in Beijing (Read more) 

Outside China

- DPRK taking strict measures to prevent spread of COVID-19 (Read more)

- COVID-19 pushed 55m Africans into extreme poverty in 2020: report (Read more

May 14

China

- Chinese mainland reports 253 new confirmed local cases, 1,726 asymptomatic infections

Outside China

- US marks 1 million COVID deaths (Read more)

May 13

China

- Chinese mainland reports 312 new confirmed local cases, 2,140 asymptomatic infections (Read more)

- Shanghai aims to achieve zero-COVID status at community level by mid-May

Outside China

- COVID-19 death toll in Europe tops 2 mln: WHO (Read more)

May 12

China

- Chinese mainland reports 222 new confirmed local cases, 1,630 asymptomatic infections (Read more)

Outside China

- DPRK detects COVID BA.2 Omicron subvariant: KCNA (Read more)

May 11

China

- Chinese mainland reports 302 new confirmed local cases, 1,545 asymptomatic infections (Read more)

Outside China

- Azerbaijan sees steady decline in daily COVID-19 cases

May 10

China

- Chinese mainland reports 349 new confirmed local cases, 3,077 asymptomatic infections (Read more)

Outside China 

- Severe obesity may hinder COVID-19 vaccine protection (Read more)

May 9

China

- Chinese mainland reports 401 new confirmed local cases, 3,859 asymptomatic infections (Read more)

- Shanghai reports 322 confirmed, 3,625 asymptomatic local COVID-19 cases (Read more)

Outside China 

- New York State governor tests positive for COVID-19 (Read more)

May 8

China

- Chinese mainland reports 319 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths (Read more)

Outside China

- Portugal registers 27-fold increase of weekly COVID cases year on year

May 7

China

- Chinese mainland reports 351 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4,324 asymptomatic infections (Read more)

- Shanghai delays national college entrance examination due to epidemic (Read more)

Outside China

- Rise in Africa infections prompts curbs (Read more)

May 6 

China

- Chinese mainland reports 373 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4,740 asymptomatic infections (Read more)

- 1.2 billion people have been fully vaccinated in China, according to the National Health Commission 

Outside China

- WHO: COVID-19 caused 15m deaths globally, not 5m (Read more)

May 5

China

- Chinese mainland reports 373 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 4,740 asymptomatic cases (Read more)

- Taiwan reports 30,035 new local COVID-19 cases, five new deaths (Read more)

Outside China

- Coronavirus cases rising again across the US (Read more)

- Living-with-Covid policies denounced (Read more)

May 4

China

- Chinese mainland reports 362 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, 5,136 asymptomatic cases. (Read more

- Beijing closes some subway stations to halt spread of virus. (Read more)

Outside China

- New Omicron subvariant takes hold in US as COVID-19 cases tick up

May 3

China

-Chinese mainland reports 368 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 20 new deaths

Outside China

- Tonga reports more COVID-19 cases, Samoa extends lockdown for 2 weeks

May 2

China

- Chinese mainland reports 846 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 32 new deaths (Read more)

- Mass nucleic acid testing to continue in the capital (Read more)

Outside China

- Nearly 18 million Argentines receive COVID-19 booster shot (Read more)

May 1

China 

Chinese mainland reports 916 new locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 38 new deaths

- Shanghai has steady decline in cases (Read more)

- The risk of transmission in communities has been effectively curbed in Shanghai: Official (Read more)

- Northeast China's Changchun clears COVID-19 risk areas (Read more)

- Beijing records 51 new locally transmitted confirmed cases (Read more)

Outside China 

- More Americans use credit cards to pay as inflation keeps rising: media (Read more)

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