WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 23)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 23)

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19:50, May 23, 2020

Globally, as of 7 pm BJT on Saturday, there have been 5,061,476 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 331,475 deaths, reported the WHO.


A man walks past an electronic screen showing COVID-19 prevention guidance in Brooklyn of New York, the United States, May 11, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

Current status (data as of 7 pm BJT, May 23):

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

The outbreak has now claimed 96,509 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 1,639,121 infections, according to a tally by the 1Point3Acres virus tracker as of 6 pm BJT on Saturday.

Russia has confirmed 335,882 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 3,388.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 330,890 with 21,048 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

The UK's confirmed cases have increased to 255,544, with the number of deaths at 36,475, according to the JHU virus tracker.

Spain has recorded 234,824 confirmed cases and 28,628 deaths.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 32,616 lives in Italy, bringing the total number of infections to 228,658.

A total of 182,015 people in France have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 28,218.

It is followed by Germany with 8,242 deaths from 179,730 infections.

Turkey has confirmed a total of 154,500 COVID-19 cases, raising the number of deaths to 4276.

Iran has reported 133,521 COVID-19 cases and 7,359 deaths from the virus so far.

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