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


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

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19:49, August 23, 2020

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 804,697 with the global confirmed cases reaching 23,219,390 as of 7.30 pm BJT on Sunday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.


A worker sanitizes a street in Xochimilco, a tourist site which will reopen to public after months of closure, in Mexico City, Mexico, August 19. (Photo: Xinhua)

Current status (data as of 7.30 pm 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 5,792,648 infections, according to a tally by the 1Point3Acres virus tracker as of 7.30 pm BJT on Sunday.

Brazil has registered 114,250 deaths from the novel coronavirus disease, raising the total number of cases to 3,582,362, the Ministry of Health reported on Sunday.

India's total COVID-19 tally rose to 3,044,940 and the number of deaths surged to 56,706, according to the latest data issued by the federal health ministry on Sunday.

Russia took its total to 954,328, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Sunday.

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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