By May 4, China would suddenly drop out of the top 10 as the pandemic continued to spread around the world.
At that stage the order of the highest number of cases by country looked like US, Spain, Italy, UK, France, Germany, Turkey, Russia, Iran and then Brazil in 10th position.
May 3 turned out to be the last time China would appear on the graphic in the top ten.
Coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan and was reported to the World Health Organisation in December 2019.
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