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


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

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10:08, April 08, 2021

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 2,886,103 with the global confirmed cases reaching 132,934,508 as of 10:00 am BJT on Thursday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Medical workers conduct Covid-19 free rapid tests in front of a church in Athens on March 14, 2021. (Photo: Agencies)

Current status (data as of 10:00 am BJT, April 8):

The outbreak has now claimed 559,086 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 30,920,837 infections, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 10:00 am BJT on Thursday.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 13,193,205 with 340,776 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

India has confirmed a total of 12,801,785 COVID-19 cases, raising the number of deaths to 166,177.

France has recorded 4,902,951 confirmed cases and 97,444 deaths.

Russia has confirmed 4,554,481 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 99,800.

The UK's confirmed cases have increased to 4,381,823, with the number of deaths at 127,171, according to the JHU virus tracker.

A total of 3,700,393 people in Italy have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 112,374.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 32,943 lives in Turkey, bringing the total number of infections to 3,633,925.

It is followed by Spain with 76,037 deaths from 3,326,736 infections.

Germany has reported 2,927,572 COVID-19 cases and 77,566 deaths from the virus so far.

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