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


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

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10:28, August 24, 2021

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 4,440,279 with the global confirmed cases reaching 212,480,805 as of 10:00 am BJT on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

People visit the exhibition 'Dream and lie' by the artist Pep Agut in the Glass Palace of the Retiro park in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. (Photo: AP)

Current status (data as of 10:00 am BJT, Aug 24):

Source: Johns Hopkins University

The outbreak has now claimed 629,390 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 37,935,277 infections.

India has confirmed a total of 32,449,306 COVID-19 cases, raising the number of deaths to 434,756.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 20,583,994 with 574,848 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

France has recorded 6,708,163 confirmed cases and 113,857 deaths.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 173,768 lives in Russia, bringing the total number of infections to 6,672,373.

The UK's confirmed cases have increased to 6,555,419 with the number of deaths at 132,000, according to the JHU virus tracker.

Turkey has confirmed 6,234,490 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 54,765.

It is followed by Argentina with 110,609 deaths from 5,139,966 infections.

Colombia has reported 4,892,235 COVID-19 cases and 124,315 deaths from the virus so far.

A total of 4,794,352 people in Spain have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 83,337.

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