United States: Wednesday was the deadliest day the United States has seen during the coronavirus pandemic, with 233 deaths reported.
The US Senate passed a massive $ 2 trillion stimulus package to boost the economy in the middle of the coronavirus outbreak. The House of Representatives is expected to take action on Friday. President Trump has indicated that he will sign the bill.
Number in USA from end of day Wednesday: 65,273 cases, 938 deaths.
Chinese mainland: The country’s national health commission reported 67 new imported coronavirus cases yesterday, but no new ones locally transmitted. The proportion of infections in the country has decreased significantly
Figures on China in China at the end of the day Wednesday: 81 285 confirmed, 3,287 deaths, 74 051 recovered and discharged from hospital.
Japanese: The country saw its biggest one-off spike in cases since the outbreak began, with 98 new cases and two more deaths reported on Wednesday.
The government issued a worldwide travel warning on Wednesday, urging people in Japan to refrain from non-essential overseas travel. At the same time, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ordered a government working group to be set up in response to the pandemic.
Number in Japan as of Thursday morning: 2,003 cases (712 from Diamond Princess cruise ships), 55 deaths (10 from Diamond Princess).
New Zealand: Authorities confirmed 73 new coronavirus patients and identified five more likely cases from 9:30 a.m. local time yesterday to the same time today, the country’s Ministry of Health said in a statement – the most within a 24-hour period to date.
The country is on its first full day at alarm level 4, the highest possible category. Most people have to stay home to stop the virus from spreading.
Number in New Zealand as of Thursday morning: 262 confirmed, 21 probable, 27 recovered.