Students wearing face shields visit the library in Kinugawa Elementary School in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan on June 5, 2020. (Photo: AFP)
The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 394,787 with the global confirmed cases reaching 6,731,824 as of 10:30 am BJT on Saturday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
Current status (data as of 10:30 am BJT, June 6):
The coronavirus pandemic killed 922 people in the United States in the past 24 hours, according to figures released Friday by JHU. The latest deaths bring the total in the United States to 109,127, and there have been more than 1.89 million cases, according to a real-time tally maintained by the Baltimore-based university at 10:30 pm (0230 GMT Saturday).
Brazil's total COVID-19 deaths have surged to 34,021 after its health ministry on Thursday reported 1,437 new deaths in the last 24 hours, making its overall toll the third highest in the world, according to local media.
Russia has confirmed 8,726 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total to 449,834, its coronavirus response center said in a statement Friday. The death toll grew by 144 to 5,528, while 212,680 people have recovered, including 8,057 over the last 24 hours, according to the statement.
Britain's official coronavirus death toll has topped 40,000, after the government on Friday reported a further 357 fatalities in the last 24 hours.
The Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare confirmed just one new death from the COVID-19 on Friday. The Health Ministry confirmed a total of 27,134 deaths from COVID-19 so far. Totally 52 people lost their lives to the virus in the past seven days.
It is followed by India with 6,649 deaths from 236,184 infections, according to a tally by JHU.
Italy recorded another 85 COVID-19 victims in the past 24 hours, bringing the national death toll to 33,774, the Civil Protection Department said on Friday.
France saw its overall toll of the coronavirus epidemic rise to 29,111 on Friday, after it recorded 46 deaths in the last 24 hours, slightly up from Thursday's 44, the Health Ministry said in a statement.
Peru hit 5,000 coronavirus deaths Thursday, according to the country's health ministry, as hospitals faced a lack of oxygen for seriously ill patients.
It is followed by Germany with 5,162 deaths from 184,924 infections, according to a tally by JHU.