The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has climbed to 4,401,675 with the global confirmed cases reaching 209,892,439 as of 9 am BJT on Friday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 9 am BJT, August 20):
New Zealand reported 11 new Delta community cases on Thursday, all in Auckland and being transferred to managed isolation and quarantine facilities, bringing the total outbreak to 21 active cases.
Turkey on Thursday registered 19,320 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 6,157,772. The death toll from the virus in Turkey rose by 216 to 53,891, according to the Turkish Health Ministry.
Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) reported 32 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total tally in the country to 66,366. The new infections included 29 locally transmitted cases.
Cuba on Thursday reported 8,972 new cases of COVID-19 and 79 more deaths in the span of 24 hours, raising the total caseload to 554,247 and the pandemic death toll to 4,319 since the onset of the outbreak in March 2020.
Another 36,572 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 6,392,160, according to official figures released Thursday.