WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated April 8)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated April 8)

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11:54, April 08, 2020


Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment wheel bodies to a refrigerated trailer serving as a makeshift morgue at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Monday, April 6, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo: AP)

A total of 1,282,931 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported as of Wednesday, with the global death toll from COVID-19 increasing to 72,774, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Current status (data as of  10:30 am BJT, April 8):

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

The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 62 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, two new deaths and 137 new asymptomatic cases. As the former epicenter Wuhan lifted a 76-day travel ban, Chinese aviation regulator asked Chinese passengers to submit their health information prior to boarding homebound flights from 26 countries, including the United States, Italy and Spain.

The United States now has 401,513 confirmed cases and 12,931 deaths from COVID-19 as of 10 am BJT on Wednesday, according to the 1Point3Acres coronavirus tracker. New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 4,000 on Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Spain's confirmed coronavirus case tally reached 141,942 on Wednesday.

Italy reported 13,5586 fatalities as of Tuesday.

The total number of death cases in Spain now stands at 14,045, second only to Italy.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Germany has increased to 107,663 with 2,016 deaths.

France now has 10,343 confirmed cases, Johns Hopkins tracker reported.

The total number of infections in Iran has risen to 62,589, with the number of deaths is at 3,872.

The UK now has 55,949 confirmed cases and 6,159 virus deaths on Monday, Johns Hopkins reported.

Turkey has recorded 725 fatalities from COVID-19 and 34,109 infections.

Switzerland currently has 22,253 confirmed cases, according to the country’s health ministry.

Belgium reported a total of 22,194 infections of COVID-19 and 2,035 deaths.

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