WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated April 5)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated April 5)

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19:55, April 05, 2020

The global death toll from COVID-19 increased by 6,664 to 56,985 in the past 24 hours as of 10:00 CET on Saturday, according to the daily situation report released by the World Health Organization (WHO).


Palestinian newlywed Baraa and Ammar pose for a picture while wearing face masks in the West Bank village of Dora near Hebron on April 4, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

The report showed a total of 1,213,927 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported as of Sunday, an increase of 162,292 infections compared to the previous day.

Current status (data as of 8:00 pm BJT, April 5):

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

The United States now has 312,245 confirmed cases and more than 8,503 deaths of the new coronavirus as of 8:00 pm BJT on Sunday, Johns Hopkins reported.

Spain's confirmed coronavirus case tally reached 130,759 on Sunday, surpassing Italy's 124,632, according to the latest figures from the two countries.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 15,362 fatalities.

The total number of deaths in Spain now stands at 12,418, second only to Italy.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Germany increased to 96,108 with 1,446 deaths.

France on Sunday reported the total number of deaths of 7,560 since the epidemic began, top health official Jerome Salomon said. France now has 90,853 confirmed cases, Johns Hopkins reported.

The number of confirmed cases in Iran has risen to 58,226, with the number of deaths at 3,603. 

The UK now has 42,480 confirmed cases and more than 4,313 deaths of the new coronavirus as of 8:00 pm BJT on Sunday, Johns Hopkins reported.

Turkey has recorded 501 fatalities and 23,934 infections.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Switzerland increased to 20,510 with 666 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

Belgium reported a total of 19,691 infections of COVID-19 and 1,447 deaths.

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