Oct 17 CGTN news — Confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 39 million globally, with over one million fatalities and more than 26.9 million recovered patients, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University. 

The Chinese mainland reported 13 new cases on Friday, all from overseas. 

– No more positive cases were found as Qingdao completed a citywide nucleic acid testing by Friday after a cluster of local COVID-19 infections emerged last weekend.

The U.S. has registered over 218,000 deaths and more than eight million infections – both the highest in the world. A new ensemble forecast published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday projects up to 240,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States by November 7.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday started her second self-isolation in two weeks after a workmate tested positive for COVID-19.

The Chinese mainland on Friday registered 13 new COVID-19 cases, all from overseas, the National Health Commission announced on Saturday.

No deaths related to the disease were reported on Friday, and seven COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals, the commission said. A total of 374 asymptomatic patients remain under medical observation.

The COVID-19 tally on the Chinese mainland stands at 85,659, with 4,634 fatalities. 


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