Globally, as of 10:44 pm CEST on Thursday, there have been 4,904,413 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 323,412 deaths, reported to WHO.
People enjoy a sunny day on a loan near the Grand Palais and the Pont Alexandre III bridge in Paris on May 20, 2020 as France partially lifted restrictions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo: AFP)
Current status (data as of 5:00 pm BJT, May 22):
Sources: Xinhua, Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.
The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 94,729 people in the US, the most of any country. The US also leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 1,577,758, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 3:32 pm BJT on Friday.
Russia has confirmed a total number of infections to 317,554. The death toll grew to 3,099.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 310,087 with 20,047 deaths.
Another 338 COVID-19 patients have died in the UK as of Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 36,042, the Department of Health and Social Care said Thursday. As of Thursday morning, 250,908 people in Britain have tested positive, said the department.
It is followed by Spain with 233,037 infections and 27,940 deaths, Italy with 228,006 cases and 32,486 deaths, France with 181,951 cases and 28,218 fatalities and Germany with 179,021 infections and 8,212 deaths.
Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Thursday confirmed 961 new daily COVID-19 cases and 27 more deaths in Turkey. The total number of confirmed cases in the country has climbed to 153,548, while the death toll surged to 4,249, the minister tweeted.
Iran on Thursday registered 66 new deaths from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 7,249, according to the state TV. During an online press conference, Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, confirmed 2,392 new infection cases, taking the total cases to 129,341.