WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 23)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 23)

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10:19, August 23, 2020

Globally, as of 10 am BJT on Sunday, there have been 22,812,491 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 795,132 deaths, reported the World Health Organization.


In this July 27, 2020, file photo, fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus take a selfie before the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul. (Photo: AP)

Current status (data as of 10 am BJT, August 23):

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

The outbreak has now claimed 179,222 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 5,792,649 infections, according to a tally by the 1Point3Acres virus tracker as of 10 am BJT on Sunday.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 3,582,362 with 114,250 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

India has confirmed a total of 2,975,701 COVID-19 cases, raising the number of deaths to 55,794.

Russia has confirmed 949,531 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 16,268.

South Africa has recorded 607,045 confirmed cases and 12,987 deaths.

Peru has reported 576,067 COVID-19 cases and 27,245 deaths from the virus so far.

It is followed by Mexico with 60,254 deaths from 556,216 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 395,708 people in Chile have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 10,792.

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

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