WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 15)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 15)

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19:56, August 15, 2020

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 765,310 with the global confirmed cases reaching 21,183,539 as of 7 pm BJT on Saturday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.


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Current status (data as of 7 pm BJT, August 15):

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Sources: Xinhua, Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.

The outbreak has now claimed 170,942 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 5,428,319 infections, according to a tally by the 1Point3Acres virus tracker as of 7 pm BJT on Saturday.

Brazil has registered 105,490 deaths from the novel coronavirus disease, raising the total number of cases to 3,226,443, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday.

India's total COVID-19 tally rose to 2,525,922 and the number of deaths surged to 49,036, according to the latest data issued by the federal health ministry on Saturday.

Russia took its total to 915,808, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Saturday.

South Africa has recorded 579,140 confirmed cases and 11,556 deaths.

Peru has reported 516,296 COVID-19 cases and 25,856 deaths from the virus so far.

It is followed by Mexico with 55,908 deaths from 511,369 infections.

The Colombia's confirmed cases have increased to 445,111 with the number of deaths at 14,492, according to the JHU virus tracker.

A total of 382,111 people in Chile have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 10,340.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 28,617 lives in Spain, bringing the total number of infections to 342,813.

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