WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 30)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 30)

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19:49, August 30, 2020

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 842,992 with the global confirmed cases reaching 25,029,791 as of 7 pm BJT on Sunday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.


A health worker makes a selfie with “LaLuchy Robotina” robot at the 20 de Noviembre National Medical Center in Mexico City, on August 27, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: AFP)

Current status (data as of 7 pm BJT, August 30):

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Sources: Xinhua, Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.

The outbreak has now claimed 185,965 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 6,088,564 infections, according to a tally by the 1Point3Acres virus tracker as of 7 pm BJT on Sunday.

Brazil has registered 120,262 deaths from the novel coronavirus disease, raising the total number of cases to 3,846,153, the Ministry of Health reported on Saturday. 

India's total COVID-19 tally rose to 3,542,733 and the number of deaths surged to 63,498, according to the latest data issued by the federal health ministry on Saturday.

Russia took its total to 987,470, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Saturday.

Peru has reported 639,435 COVID-19 cases and 28,607 deaths from the virus so far.

South Africa has recorded 622,551 confirmed cases and 13,981 deaths.

The Colombia's confirmed cases have increased to 599,884 with the number of deaths at 19,063, according to the JHU virus tracker.

It is followed by Mexico with 63,819 deaths from 591,712 infections.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 29,011 lives in Spain, bringing the total number of infections to 439,286.

A total of 408,009 people in Chile have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 11,181.

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