China

COVID-19 first emerged in China in December 2019 at a seafood market in the city of Wuhan. Through January and February infections spread quickly and widely, and until late March China was the country with the most confirmed cases globally. But by April, the domestic transmission of the virus had slowed significantly, following strict containment measures, including the lockdown of Hubei province, large-scale mobility restrictions, and a 14-day quarantine period for returning migrant workers.

Key statistics

  • Confirmed cases

    84,018

  • Cases per 100,000 people

    5.99

  • Deaths

    4,637

  • Recovered cases

    79,222

  • Days since first case

    111

  • Days since 100 cases

    112

  • Days since highest daily increase

    90

These statistics were last updated for 15 May 2020 and are drawn from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Cases dataset, published by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University, via API by Laeyoung.

China Government COVID-19 policies

Last updated 26 April 2020

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