Statistics released by China’s National Health Commission showed that by Sunday, the country had recorded 80,680 infections, including the 16 most recent.
The global total for the rest of the world — everywhere outside mainland China — exceeded 85,000, according to figures tabulated by Johns Hopkins University. Italy, in particular, recorded a grim rise in infections and deaths in recent days, and said that total cases now are near 25,000.
Since January, China has imposed sweeping restrictions on travel, commerce and transport, especially in Hubei Province where the outbreak began. The country’s leader, Xi Jinping, has trumpeted his efforts bringing the epidemic under control.
Fatalities from the virus outside China are also approaching the number recorded there since January. By Sunday, China’s official death toll from the coronavirus had reached 3,213. More than three quarters of those deaths occurred in Wuhan, the provincial capital of Hubei, where the outbreak has struck hardest. To date, more than 3,100 have died outside of China.
Jack Ma, China’s richest man, said he had donated surgical masks and testing kits to the United States, just weeks after China desperately imported medical equipment from around the world to handle its outbreak.
The first batch of a promised 1 million masks and 500,000 testing kits departed Shanghai on Monday, said Mr. Ma, the founder of the e-commerce giant Alibaba.
“All the best to our friends in America,” he said on Twitter on Monday.