WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated April 23)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated April 23)

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11:22, April 23, 2021

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 3,068,314 with the global confirmed cases reaching 144,355,540 as of 10:00 am BJT on Friday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Ritu Jain is inoculated by nurse Gerriley Lucas with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the UMass Memorial Health Care COVID-19 Vaccination Center in the Mercantile Center in Worcester, Massachusetts on April 22, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

Current status (data as of 10:00 am BJT, April 23):

Sources: Johns Hopkins University

The outbreak has now claimed 570,312 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 31,927,052 infections, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 10:00 am BJT on Friday.

India has confirmed a total of 15,930,965 COVID-19 cases, raising the number of deaths to 184,657.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 14,167,973 with 383,502 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

France has recorded 5,469,632 confirmed cases and 102,323 deaths.

Russia has confirmed 4,682,573 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 105,328.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 37,329 lives in Turkey, bringing the total number of infections to 4,501,382.

The UK's confirmed cases have increased to 4,413,832, with the number of deaths at 127,597, according to the JHU virus tracker.

A total of 3,920,945 people in Italy have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 118,357.

It is followed by Spain with 77,496 deaths from 3,456,886 infections.

Germany has reported 3,238,127 COVID-19 cases and 81,030 deaths from the virus so far.

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