WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 16)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 16)

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20:04, August 16, 2020

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 771,471 with the global confirmed cases reaching 21,475,017 as of 7 pm BJT on Sunday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.


Baptist Church members wearing personal protective suits check the body temperature of devotees arriving to attend a Sunday service in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020. India is the third hardest-hit country by the pandemic in the world after the United States and Brazil. (Photo: AP)

Current status (data as of 7 pm BJT, August 16):

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

The outbreak has now claimed 171,885 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 5,471,928 infections, according to a tally by the 1Point3Acres virus tracker as of 7 pm BJT on Sunday.

Brazil has registered 107,232 deaths from the novel coronavirus disease, raising the total number of cases to 3,317,096, the Ministry of Health reported on Sunday.

India's total COVID-19 tally rose to 2,589,682 and the number of deaths surged to 49,980, according to the latest data issued by the federal health ministry on Sunday.

Russia took its total to 920,719, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Sunday.

South Africa has recorded 583,653 confirmed cases and 11,677 deaths.

It is followed by Mexico with 56,543 deaths from 517,714 infections.

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

The Colombia's confirmed cases have increased to 456,689 with the number of deaths at 14,810, according to the JHU virus tracker.

A total of 383,902 people in Chile have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 10,395.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 196,39 lives in Iran, bringing the total number of infections to 343,203.

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