WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 12)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 12)

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10:06, August 12, 2021

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has climbed to 4,323,247 with the global confirmed cases reaching 204,617,027 as of 9:30 am BJT on Thursday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

This reversed photo shows a man walking next to a puddle in London, Britain, Aug. 9, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

Current status (data as of 9:30 am BJT, August 12):

Source: Johns Hopkins University

Britain has reported another 29,612 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 6,146,800, according to official figures released Wednesday.

Ethiopia has registered 873 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 286,286 as of Wednesday evening, the country's health ministry said.

Lebanon registered on Wednesday 2,591 new COVID-19 cases, the highest number of daily infections since April, the Health Ministry reported.

Turkey on Wednesday registered 27,356 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 5,996,224, according to its Health Ministry.

Cuba reported on Wednesday 8,605 new COVID-19 infections and 76 more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 483,710 cases and 3,684 deaths.

Canada has seen a four-fold increase of new COVID-19 cases from mid-July to mid-August as the country reported 1,871 new cases as of Wednesday afternoon, bringing the cumulative total to 1,445,305 cases, including 26,688 deaths, according to CTV.

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