The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has climbed to 4,333,457 with the global confirmed cases reaching 205,365,949 as of 9:00 am BJT on Friday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 9:00 am BJT, August 13):
US COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths nationwide are rising at a record level as most of the country is experiencing substantial or high transmission, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Thursday.
Brazil has registered 1,148 more COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising its national death toll to 566,896, the health ministry said on Thursday.
Turkey on Thursday registered 22,261 new COVID-19 cases, leading its tally of infections to cross the 6-million mark.
Canada is suffering a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic as variants of the virus continue to spread in the country, said Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam on Thursday.
Chile reported on Thursday 1,128 new COVID-19 infections and 86 more deaths in the last 24 hours, for a cumulative total of 1,626,594 cases and 36,243 deaths.
The Irish Department of Health on Thursday reported another 1,903 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the highest daily figure since the current wave of infections hit the country in July.
Cuba registered on Thursday 8,194 new COVID-19 infections and 73 more deaths in the last day, for a total of 491,904 cases and 3,757 deaths.