WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 20)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 20)

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17:03, May 20, 2020

Globally, as of 6:30pm CEST on Tuesday, there have been 4,735,622 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 316,289 deaths, reported to WHO.

000_1RI3G0.jpg stages a protest against the handling of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic by US President Donald Trump near the US Capitol in Washington, DC, May 13, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

Current status (data as of 5:00 pm BJT, May 20):

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Sources: Xinhua, AFP, Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.

The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 91,938 people in the US, the most of any country. The US also leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 1,528,661, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 3:32 pm BJT on Wednesday.

Russia on Wednesday reported its highest daily coronavirus toll with 135 fatalities as the number of infections surpassed 300,000. Health authorities reported a total of 2,972 deaths while the number of infections hit 308,705 after 8,764 new cases were registered, the lowest daily increase since May 1.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 271,885 with 17,983 deaths.

Another 545 COVID-19 patients have died in the UK as of Monday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 35,341, Environment Secretary George Eustice said Tuesday. 250,138 people across the country have tested positive for the disease, said Johns Hopkins University.

It is followed by Spain with 232,037 infections and 27,778 deaths, Italy with 226,699 cases and 32,169 deaths, France with 180,933 cases and 28,025 fatalities and Germany with 177,827 infections and 8,112 deaths.

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Tuesday confirmed 1,022 new COVID-19 cases and 28 more deaths in Turkey. The total number of confirmed cases in the country has climbed to 151,615 while the death toll surged to 4,199, Koca tweeted.

Iran had 2,111 new infections of COVID-19 and 62 new deaths during the past 24 hours, Iran's health ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. The number of confirmed cases has risen to 124,603 with the number of deaths at 7,119, and 97,173 people have recovered.

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