US virus cases up, China travel curbs ease

Updated May 18 2022 - 7:56pm, first published 7:52pm
United States coronavirus cases have jumped by 33 per cent to 605,000 in the last week.

Coronavirus cases in the Americas have surged 27.2 per cent in a week, driven primarily by a spike in infections in the United States, the Pan American Health Organisation says, while China has removed certain COVID-19 test requirements for people flying in from overseas.