WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 22)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 22)

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19:48, August 22, 2020

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 799,632 with the global confirmed cases reaching 22,969,090 as of 7 pm BJT on Saturday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.


A Peruvian Health Ministry worker examines and carries out a test to discard COVID-19 in patients over 60 years old at their houses in Perales neighbourhood, Santa Anita district, east of Lima on August 20, 2020. (Photo: AFP) 

Current status (data as of 7 pm BJT, August 22):

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

The outbreak has now claimed 178,224 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 5,744,352 infections, according to a tally by the 1Point3Acres virus tracker as of 7 pm BJT on Saturday.

Brazil has registered 113,358 deaths from the novel coronavirus disease, raising the total number of cases to 3,532,330, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday.

India's total COVID-19 tally rose to 2,975,701 and the number of deaths surged to 55,794, according to the latest data issued by the federal health ministry on Saturday.

Russia took its total to 949,531, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Saturday.

South Africa has recorded 603,338 confirmed cases and 12,843 deaths.

Peru has reported 567,059 COVID-19 cases and 27,034 deaths from the virus so far.

It is followed by Mexico with 59,610 deaths from 549,734 infections.

The Colombia's confirmed cases have increased to 522,138 with the number of deaths at 16,568, according to the JHU virus tracker.

A total of 393,769 people in Chile have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 10,723.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 28,838 lives in Spain, bringing the total number of infections to 386,054.

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