The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (November 13)
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A signboard reminds people of the face covering requirement as pedestrians wear facemasks due to the coronavirus in Los Angeles, California on November 12, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,290,840 with the global confirmed cases reaching 52,588,560 as of 8:30 am BJT on Friday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Current status (data as of 9 am BJT, November 13):

Japan on Thursday confirmed a record 1,643 daily new COVID-19 infections owing to a resurgence of cases nationwide as the temperature continues to drop and more people stay indoors. The latest figure surpasses the previous nationwide record of 1,605 confirmed on Aug. 7.

The number of confirmed cases in the African continent has reached 1,917,960, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday.

The United States reported 143,408 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, a record daily increase since the onset of the pandemic in the country, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday.

Italy on Thursday reported a total of 37,978 new coronavirus cases and 636 deaths, while its national coronavirus commissioner said he is confident a public vaccination campaign will likely begin in January next year.

Britain reported another 33,470 coronavirus cases, the highest daily increase since the pandemic started, according to official data released Thursday.