The global death toll from COVID-19 increased by 3,301 to 36,405 in the past 24 hours as of 10:00 CET on Tuesday, according to the daily situation report released by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Medical staff embark a patient infected with the COVID-19 onboard a TGV high speed train on April 1, 2020 in Paris to be evacuated along with 37 other patients in two separate medicalised TGV to other hospitals in the western France Brittany region. (Photo: AFP)
The report showed a total of 750,890 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported as of Tuesday, an increase of 57,610 infections compared to the previous day.
Current status (data as of 7:00 pm BJT, April 1):
The coronavirus pandemic killed a record 865 people in the United States in the 24 hours until Tuesday evening, according to a tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The coronavirus pandemic continued to advance in locked down Italy on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries to 105,792, according to the latest data released by the country's Civil Protection Department. The death toll on Tuesday was 837, bringing the total to 12,428 fatalities since the pandemic first broke out in northern Italy on Feb. 21.
The Spanish health ministry said on Tuesday that 849 more people died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the highest daily death toll since the outbreak, taking the total number of fatalities to 8,189.
The Iranian government confirmed 3,111 new cases on Tuesday morning, bringing the total to 44,606. There are 14,656 people have recovered while 2,898 died from the coronavirus.
54 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 new fatalities were confirmed in Egypt as of Tuesday evening, said a statement from the country’s health ministry.
Russia has registered a total of 2,337 cases of COVID-19 in 73 regions of the country as of Tuesday, including a daily record of 500 new cases in the last 24 hours, official data showed.
France’s Ministry of Health and Solidarity announced Tuesday that there were 7578 new cases of coronavirus.
South Korea reported 101 more cases of COVID-19 compared to 24 hours ago as of midnight Tuesday local time, raising the total number of infections to 9,887.