The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 2,836,363 with the global confirmed cases reaching 130,108,655 as of 9:00 am BJT on Saturday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 9:00 am BJT, April 3):
More than 100 million people in the United States have received at lease one dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of Friday, according to data of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
France registered 46,677 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the cumulative total to 4,741,759. The death toll increased to 96,280, up by 332 in one day, the health authorities said on Friday.
Turkey on Friday reported 42,308 new COVID-19 cases, the highest level since the beginning of the pandemic, according to its health ministry.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,239,639 as of Friday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
Chile's Health Ministry reported on Friday over 8,000 daily COVID-19 infections for the first time, with 8,112 cases in 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,011,485, and another 93 deaths for a total of 23,421.
Greece will continue to administer AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine despite the decision by some other European Union (EU) countries to suspend its use for certain age groups, Greek officials said on Friday.
South Korea reported 543 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Friday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 104,736.