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Oct 16

Outside China

The latest figures reported by each government's health authority as of Oct 15, 2021.China

- More than 2.229 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered on the Chinese mainland as of Friday, data from the National Health Commission showed Saturday.

- Chinese mainland reports 14 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported

Oct 15

Outside China

- An advisory committee to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends Moderna's COVID-19 booster shot (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 10 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Oct 14 

Outside China

- WHO unveils new global virus advisory group (Read more)

- US to allow entry to fully vaccinated travelers (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 21 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 1 locally transmitted

Oct 13

Outside China

- UK's early response to COVID-19 one of worst public health failures: report (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Oct 12

Outside China

- US warns of 'twindemic' prior to holiday season with COVID-19 pill, booster vaccines in clearance (Read more)


- Chinese mainland reports 12 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

- Over 2.222b COVID-19 vaccine doses administered on Chinese mainland

Oct 11

Outside China

- Cuba's COVID-19 hospitalization, deaths continue to drop

- Australia's Sydney announces 'Freedom Day' after 106 days in lockdown


- Chinese mainland reports 25 new COVID-19 cases, all imported (Read more)

Oct 10


- Chinese mainland reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, all imported

- Dehong Dai and Jingpo autonomous prefecture in Yunnan records new locally transmitted asymptomatic case (Read more)

Outside China

- Kenya receives 860,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines (Read more)

- Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 8.38m: Africa CDC (Read more)

Oct 9


- Chinese mainland reports 17 new COVID-19 cas

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