The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 721,707 with the global confirmed cases reaching 19,401,935 as of 7 pm BJT on Saturday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
A health worker waits to take nasal swab samples to test for COVID-19 at a medical camp in Mumbai, India, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (Photo: AP)
Current status (data as of 7 pm BJT, August 8):
Sources: Xinhua, Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.
The outbreak has now claimed 163,345 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 5,048,994 infections, according to a tally by the 1Point3Acres virus tracker as of 7 pm BJT on Saturday.
Brazil has registered nearly 100,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus disease, raising the total number of cases to 2,962,442, the Ministry of Health reported on Friday.
Total COVID-19 tally in India rose to 2,088,611 even as the number of deaths swelled to 42,518, said the latest data issued by the federal health ministry on Saturday.
Russia has confirmed 880,563 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 14,827.
South Africa has recorded 545,476 confirmed cases and 9,909 deaths.
It is followed by Mexico with 51,311 deaths from 469,407 infections.
Peru has reported 463,875 COVID-19 cases and 20,649 deaths from the virus so far.
A total of 368,825 people in Chile have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 9,958.
The Colombia's confirmed cases have increased to 367,204, with the number of deaths at 12,250, according to the JHU virus tracker.
The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 18,132 lives in Iran, bringing the total number of infections to 322,567.