WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated Aug 7)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated Aug 7)

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19:22, August 07, 2021

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 4,279,621 with the global confirmed cases reaching 201,813,242 as of 7 pm BJT on Saturday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

A student raises her hand in a classroom at Tussahaw Elementary school on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, in McDonough, Ga. Schools have begun reopening in the U.S. with most states leaving it up to local schools to decide whether to require masks. (Photo: AP)

Current status (data as of 7 pm BJT, Aug 7):

Source: Johns Hopkins University

The outbreak has now claimed 616,501 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 35,697,967 infections.

India has confirmed a total of 31,895,385 COVID-19 cases, raising the number of deaths to 427,371.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 20,108,746 with 561,762 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 161,343 lives in Russia, bringing the total number of infections to 6,340,370.

France has recorded 6,325,144 confirmed cases and 112,347 deaths.

The UK's confirmed cases have increased to 6,042,534, with the number of deaths at 130,482, according to the JHU virus tracker.

Turkey has confirmed 5,870,741 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 51,976.

It is followed by Argentina with 107,213 deaths from 5,002,951 infections.

Colombia has reported 4,828,583 COVID-19 cases and 122,087 deaths from the virus so far.

A total of 4,588,132 people in Spain have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 82,006.

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