WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 28)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 28)

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08:44, August 28, 2020

139320427_15984972207981n.jpgPeople ride bikes in Central Park of New York, the United States, Aug. 26, 2020.  (File photo: Xinhua)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 828,285 with the global confirmed cases reaching 24,303,123 as of 8:30 am BJT on Friday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University (JHU). 

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Current situation (data as of 8:30 am BJT, August 28):

The Chinese mainland registered nine new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said on Friday.

US COVID-19 deaths have surpassed the 180,000 mark, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Chile's Ministry of Health on Thursday reported a total of 404,102 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection and 11,072 deaths from the disease.

The European Commission (EC) signed its first deal to buy COVID-19 vaccines from pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides said on Thursday.

Turkey reported 1,491 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, raising the total diagnosed cases to 263,998, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the mental health of millions of people, in terms of the anxiety and fear it has caused, and disruption to mental health services.

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