A man passes a gated and closed Covent Garden Underground Station in London, Thursday, March 19, 2020, after some tube stations are to be closed and buses reduced due to the COVID-19 virus. (Photo: AP)
A total of 1,439,516 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported as of Thursday, with the global death toll from COVID-19 increasing to 85,711, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Current status (data as of 11 am BJT, April 9):
Sources: People's Daily, AFP, BBC, Johns Hopkins University, 1Point3Acres, Worldometers national public health agencies.
The United States now has 469,575 confirmed cases and 16,719 deaths of the COVID-19 as of 11 am BJT on Thursday, according to the 1Point3Acres coronavirus tracker.
Italy reported fatalities as of 18,279 Thursday.
Spain's confirmed coronavirus case tally reached 153,222 on Thursday. The total number of death cases in Spain now stands at 15,447, second only to Italy.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Germany has increased to 118,235 with 2,607 deaths.
France now has 118,373 confirmed cases, according to a count runned by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
The total number of infections in Iran has risen to 66,220, with the number of deaths at 4,110.
The UK now has 65,872 confirmed cases and 7,978 virus deaths on Thursday, according to JHU coronavirus tracker.
Turkey has recorded 908 fatalities from COVID-19 and 42,282 infections.
Belgium reported a total of 24,983 infections of COVID-19 and 2,523 deaths.
Switzerland currently has 24,051 confirmed cases, according to the country’s health ministry.