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

WORLD

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

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20:26, August 19, 2021

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 4,396,057 with the global confirmed cases reaching 209,431,249 as of 7:30 pm BJT on Thursday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

A man carries his dog as he and other passengers disembark from a ferry on Peaks Island, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, in Portland, Maine. (Photo: AP)

Current status (data as of 7:30 pm BJT, Aug 19):

Source: Johns Hopkins University

The outbreak has now claimed 624,260 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 37,158,309 infections.

India has confirmed a total of 32,322,258 COVID-19 cases, raising the number of deaths to 433,049.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 20,457,897 with 571,662 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

France has recorded 6,611,444 confirmed cases and 113,239 deaths.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 170,716 lives in Russia, bringing the total number of infections to 6,592,705.

The UK's confirmed cases have increased to 6,386,006 with the number of deaths at 131,577, according to the JHU virus tracker.

Turkey has confirmed 6,138,422 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 53,675.

It is followed by Argentina with 109,652 deaths from 5,106,207 infections.

Colombia has reported 4,877,323 COVID-19 cases and 123,781 deaths from the virus so far.

A total of 4,745,558 people in Spain have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 82,883.

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