However, there are signs that other Asian countries are facing an upsurge - India registering jumps of more than 5 000 cases each day for much of the past week, although from a much lower base than the hardest-hit countries in Europe and the Americas.
The country is now has its third health minister in a month.
China's National Health Commission said it confirmed zero new cases of the virus on Saturday - a first since the country began tallying infections in January - and reported only two suspected cases, one of them imported from overseas.
Hopes that existing drugs could be repurposed to treat the COVID-19 disease were dealt a blow on Friday when a study of hydroxychloroquine, a treatment often touted by Trump, showed it gave no benefit to patients and increased their risk of death. "The virus has now spread to every country in the continent since the first case was confirmed in the region 14 weeks ago", the World Health Organization said in a statement, noting there were 3,100 confirmed deaths on the vast continent.
President Jair Bolsonaro, meanwhile, continues to downplay the seriousness of the disease and is exerting pressure to reopen the country and resume economic activities of all sorts, this at a time when the country may be en route to surpassing the USA as the world epicentre of the pandemic.
In Germany, which has drawn praise for its handling of the virus, seven people appear to have been infected at a restaurant in the northwest of the country. Some restrictions began to be lifted almost two weeks ago.
And in Frankfurt, more than 40 people tested positive after a church service of the Evangelical Christian Baptist congregation on May 10. "Doctors try to save each one who lies there for two, three or more weeks", said Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin.
The church cancelled all gatherings and is now holding services online. Authorities in nearby Hanau called off Muslim prayers planned for a stadium Sunday as a precaution.
Brazil and Mexico have reported record numbers of infections and deaths nearly daily this week, fuelling ongoing criticism of their presidents who were slow to enforce restrictive measures in an attempt to limit economic damage.
In the USA, some regions are opening more quickly than others. But infections also rose and intensive care units were swamped in Peru, Chile and Ecuador, all countries lauded for imposing early and aggressive business shutdowns and quarantines.
Cases in Brazil are now rising at a daily pace second only to the United States. States with relatively few cases have seen spikes in recent days as residents, including migrant workers traveling on special trains, have returned home.
"South America has become a new epicentre of the disease".
Previously holding the spot of the second-highest number of cases in the world, Russian Federation had still sat well behind the United States who has more than 1.5 million cases on the Johns Hopkins University tally.
Michigan's stay-at-home order was extended until 12 June while keeping theatres, gyms and other places of public accommodation closed until at least then, while Nevada is preparing to reopen its casinos, including ones in Las Vegas, from 4 June.
Charlton reported from Paris and Kageyama from Tokyo.