WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated April 4)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated April 4)

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21:27, April 04, 2020

The global death toll from COVID-19 increased to 56,985 as of 10:00 CET on Saturday, according to the daily situation report released by the World Health Organization (WHO).


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The report showed a total of 1,051,635 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday.

Current status (data as of 21:00 pm BJT, April 4):

The United States now has 278,458 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus as of 8:02 am BJT on Saturday, Johns Hopkins reported. The number of deaths is 7,159, according to AFP.

Spain has recorded 11,744 fatalities and 124,736 infections.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 14,681 fatalities, with 119,827 infections and 19,758 people recovered.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Germany increased to 91,159 with 1,275 deaths.

France has reported 6,520 deaths and 83,029 cases.

Iran on Friday announced 158 more deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the officially confirmed total to 3,452. Health ministry spokesman told a news conference that 2,560 new infections had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 55,743. 

As of 9am (0800 GMT) on Friday, a total of 173,784 people have been tested of which 38,698 tested positive in the UK. As of 5pm on 2 April, of those hospitalised in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 3,612 have sadly died, the country’s health ministry said in a statement.

Turkey has recorded 425 fatalities and 20,921 infections.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Switzerland increased to 20,278 with 620 deaths.

Belgium reported a total of 18,431 infections of COVID-19 and 1,283 deaths.

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