The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 4,413,638 with the global confirmed cases reaching 210,761,789 as of 9:30 am BJT on Saturday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 9:30 am BJT, Aug 21):
Another 37,314 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 6,429,147, according to official figures released Friday.
Iran registered on Friday 28,833 new COVID-19 cases, taking the national count to 4,616,516, according to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.
Canada's latest seven-day average of 2,216 new cases reported daily on Aug. 13-19 is an increase of 38 percent over the previous week, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on Friday.
Turkey on Friday confirmed 19,918 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 6,177,690, according to its Health Ministry.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 7,429,318 as of Friday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
China delivered an additional batch of Sinovac CoronaVac vaccines to the Philippines Saturday morning to support the Southeast Asian country's inoculation campaign against the COVID-19 pandemic.