WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 14)

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The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 14)

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09:18, August 14, 2020

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People wait to receive COVID-19 test at a temporary test site at Sunset Park of Brooklyn in New York, the United States, Aug. 13, 2020.  (File photo: Xinhua)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 752,225 with the global confirmed cases reaching 20,755,406 as of 9 am BJT on Friday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University (JHU). 

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Current situation (data as of 9 am BJT, August 14):

Chinese health authority said Friday that it received reports of 30 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Thursday, including 22 imported cases and eight locally transmitted ones.

Brazil registered 1,262 deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in 24 hours, raising the death toll to 105,463 since the virus was first detected in the country, the Ministry of Health announced on Thursday.

Mexico on Thursday surpassed half a million confirmed cases of COVID-19 after registering 7,371 new infections in 24 hours, authorities said. The country now has 505,293 cases overall, with 55,293 deaths, the Ministry of Health said.

Chile on Thursday reported 380,034 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since the onset of the pandemic and 10,299 people have died from the disease.

Iran's total COVID-19 cases surpassed 336,000 on Thursday; Meanwhile, Iraq set a new record in daily coronavirus infections with 3,841 new cases.

Britain on Thursday said it will reimpose quarantine for travellers from France and the Netherlands, prompting Paris to quickly announce a "reciprocal measure".

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