WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated April 15)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated April 15)

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12:02, April 15, 2020


Commuters wear face masks for protection against the coronavirus as they ride the M train, Friday, April 10, 2020, in New York. (Photo: AP)

A total of 1,848,439 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported as of Tuesday, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

“The overall world outbreak, 90 percent of cases are coming from Europe and the United States of America. So we are certainly not seeing the peak yet,”  said Dr. Margaret Harries, a spokeswoman of the WHO, at a briefing on Tuesday.

Current status (data as of 11 am BJT, April 15):

10 countries_regions with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases outside China .jpg

Sources: People's Daily, AFP, BBC, Johns Hopkins University, 1Point3Acres, Worldometers and national public health agencies.

The United States reported 615,026 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 11 am BJT on Wednesday, becoming the hardest-hit country by the virus, according to the 1Point3Acres coronavirus tracker. The outbreak has claimed the lives of at least 25,757 people in the US, the most of any country.

Spain has recorded 174,060 infections and 18,255 fatalities.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, reported 162,488 infections and 21,067 fatalities.

Germany has confirmed a total of 132,210 coronavirus cases.

The total death toll from the COVID-19 in France has reached 15,748, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

The number of confirmed cases in the UK hit 94,845, with 12,129 deaths.

The number of confirmed cases in Iran has risen to 74,877, with the number of deaths at 4,683.

Turkey's total confirmed cases climbed to 65,111, with the death toll from the virus reaching 1,403.

Belgium has recorded a total of 31,119 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

The number of infections in the Netherlands has increased to 27,580, with 2,955 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

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