The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated October 9)
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Globally, as of 10 am BJT on Friday, there have been 36,002,827 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 1,049,810 deaths, reported the World Health Organization.


Nursing assistant Monica Brodsky, right, hands McKensie Burreson, of Madison, a funnel and vial for a saliva test that tests for COVID-19 at a drive-thru testing site in the parking lot at the UW Health Administrative Office Building in Middleton, Wis., Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. (Photo: AP)

Current status (data as of 10 am BJT, October 9):

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

The outbreak has now claimed 216,814 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 7,758,106 infections, according to a tally by the 1Point3Acres virus tracker as of 10 am BJT on Friday.

India has confirmed a total of 6,835,655 COVID-19 cases, raising the number of deaths to 105,526.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 5,028,444 with 148,957 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

Russia has confirmed 1,253,603 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 21,939.

Colombia's confirmed cases have increased to 886,179, with the number of deaths at 27,180, according to the JHU virus tracker.

A total of 856,369 people in Argentina have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 22,710.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 32,688 lives in Spain, bringing the total number of infections to 848,324.

Peru has reported 835,662 COVID-19 cases and 33,009 deaths from the virus so far.

It is followed by Mexico with 83,096 deaths from 804,488 infections.

France has recorded 711,704 confirmed cases and 32,539 deaths.