WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 26)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 26)

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17:44, May 26, 2020

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 346,508 with the global confirmed cases reaching 5,508,904 as of 5 pm BJT on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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A staff member reminds visitors to keep social distancing at the Colonna Palace in Rome, Italy, May 23, 2020. (File photo: Xinhua)

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Current situation (data as of 5 pm BJT, May 26):

At least 5,505,307 infections including 346,188 deaths have been recorded, notably in Europe, the hardest-hit continent with 2,047,401 cases and 172,824 deaths, and the United States with 1,662,768 cases and 98,223 deaths. 

Health officials said Russia's total death toll from the pandemic had reached 3,807 and its number of cases had hit 362,342, the third-highest in the world after the United States and Brazil.

Brazil on Monday said its death toll from the novel coronavirus climbed to 23,473, following 807 fatalities in a single day.

In Turkey, the hardest hit country by the coronavirus in the Middle East, reported 987 new cases on Monday, raising the total number to 157,814, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said. 

India's federal health ministry said Tuesday morning that 146 new deaths due to the COVID-19, besides fresh 6,535 positive cases, were reported since Monday in the country, taking the number of deaths to 4,167 and total cases to 145,380.

South Korea began the so-called "no mask, no ride" policy on buses and taxis on Tuesday to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 while using public transportation.

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