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


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

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13:38, August 23, 2021

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 4,431,068 with the global confirmed cases reaching 211,816,904 as of 1:00 pm BJT on Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

A man crosses an empty street in Melbourne on August 23, 2021, as the city experiences its sixth lockdown while battling an outbreak of the Delta variant of coronavirus.(Photo: AFP)

Current status (data as of 1:00 pm BJT, Aug 23):

The outbreak has now claimed 628,503 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 37,709,810 infections.

India has confirmed a total of 32,424,234 COVID-19 cases, raising the number of deaths to 434,367.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 20,570,891 with 574,527 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

France has recorded 6,700,252 confirmed cases and 113,472 deaths.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 173,003 lives in Russia, bringing the total number of infections to 6,653,498.

The UK's confirmed cases have increased to 6,523,563 with the number of deaths at 131,958, according to the JHU virus tracker.

Turkey has confirmed 6,215,633 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 54,533.

It is followed by Argentina with 110,352 deaths from 5,133,831 infections.

Colombia has reported 4,889,537 COVID-19 cases and 124,216 deaths from the virus so far.

A total of 4,770,453 people in Spain have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 83,136.

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