WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 24)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 24)

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08:37, August 24, 2020


A Mariachi wearing a face mask to follow sanitary protocols against the COVID-19 plays on a "trajinera" at the Nativitas canal pier in Xochimilco, a network of canals and floating gardens that is one of Mexico City's top tourist attractions, after its reopening, on August 23, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (File photo: AFP)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 806,630 with the global confirmed cases reaching 23,318,415 as of 8:30 am BJT on Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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Current status (data as of 8:30 am BJT, August 24):

Brazil on Sunday reported it registered 494 deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the previous 24 hours, the lowest number of fatalities in a single day since May 31. 

The UK's chief medical officers have urged schools to reopen after the summer holidays, warning that the risks of not going is more likely to damage pupils than the COVID-19 pandemic.

The number of COVID-19 in Turkey is nudging 260,000 as Kuwait saw its confirmed cases over 80,000 on Sunday.

Israeli Minister of Immigration and Integration Pnina Tamano-Shata tested positive for coronavirus, according to a statement issued by the Israeli parliament spokesperson on Sunday.

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