Tracking Coronavirus in China: Latest Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in China: Latest Case Count

New reported cases

Feb. 2020
Jul.
Dec.
May 2021
Oct.
Mar. 2022
10,000
20,000 cases
7–day average
158
Daily Avg. on Jul. 2 14-Day Change Total Reported
Cases 158 –15% 871,232
Deaths 0 5,226
About this data Source: Data for China comes from the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China and includes all confirmed cases, including asymptomatic infections. Population data from the National Bureau of Statistics of China. Data does not include Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan. Daily cases are the number of new cases reported each day. The seven-day average is the average of a day and the previous six days of data.

Reported cases at the 2022 Olympics

At least 509 people with Olympic credentials, including 185 athletes and team officials, tested positive for the coronavirus in China, either at the airport on arrival in China or within the Olympics “closed loop.” Others tested positive before their departure to the Games and are not included in the chart below.

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About this data Source: 2022 Beijing Organizing Committee.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated

90%

At least one dose

93%

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About this data Source: Vaccination data is based on government reports and is provided by the Our World in Data project at the University of Oxford. Data is based on reports at the time of publication.

Latest trends

  • An average of 158 cases per day were reported in China in the last week. Cases have decreased by 15 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths remained at about the same level.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 1,604 residents have been infected, a total of 871,232 reported cases. At least 1 in 267,454 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 5,226 deaths.
  • April 2022 was the month with the highest average cases, while February 2020 was the month with the highest average deaths in China.
  • Under China’s “zero Covid” policy, the country is deploying testing and quarantines on a massive scale to identify and isolate cases.
  • Early in the pandemic China is thought to have drastically understated the number of Covid cases and deaths in official figures.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated

90%

At least one dose

93%

See more details ›

About this data Source: Vaccination data is based on government reports and is provided by the Our World in Data project at the University of Oxford. Data is based on reports at the time of publication.

Latest trends

  • An average of 158 cases per day were reported in China in the last week. Cases have decreased by 15 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths remained at about the same level.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 1,604 residents have been infected, a total of 871,232 reported cases. At least 1 in 267,454 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 5,226 deaths.
  • April 2022 was the month with the highest average cases, while February 2020 was the month with the highest average deaths in China.
  • Under China’s “zero Covid” policy, the country is deploying testing and quarantines on a massive scale to identify and isolate cases.
  • Early in the pandemic China is thought to have drastically understated the number of Covid cases and deaths in official figures.

How trends have changed in China

New reported cases by day
Feb. 2020
Jul.
Dec.
May 2021
Oct.
Mar. 2022
10,000
20,000 cases
7–day average
158
New reported deaths by day
Feb. 2020
Jul.
Dec.
May 2021
Oct.
Mar. 2022
50
100 deaths
7–day average
0
About this data Source: Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. The daily average is calculated with data that was reported in the last seven days.

About the data

Data for China comes from the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China and includes all confirmed cases, including asymptomatic infections. Population data from the National Bureau of Statistics of China. Data does not include Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Feb. 13, 2020: Case numbers spiked after China changed its diagnostic criteria.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.

Credits

By Jordan Allen, Sarah Almukhtar, Aliza Aufrichtig, Anne Barnard, Matthew Bloch, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, Keith Collins, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, Gabriel Gianordoli, Amy Harmon, Rich Harris, Adeel Hassan, Jon Huang, Danya Issawi, Danielle Ivory, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Alex Lemonides, Eleanor Lutz, Allison McCann, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Jugal K. Patel, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Lisa Waananen Jones, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, Shashank Bengali, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Matthew Goldstein, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, John Keefe, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, Richard Pérez-Peña, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, Scott Reinhard, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, Kai Schultz, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, Jeremy White, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, Sameer Yasir and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, Josh Williams, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, Rachel Shorey, Blacki Migliozzi, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus, Sean Cataguni and Jason Kao.

About the data

Data for China comes from the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China and includes all confirmed cases, including asymptomatic infections. Population data from the National Bureau of Statistics of China. Data does not include Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Feb. 13, 2020: Case numbers spiked after China changed its diagnostic criteria.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.