WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 9)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated August 9)

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19:37, August 09, 2020

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 727,258 with the global confirmed cases reaching 19,665,645 as of 7 pm BJT on Sunday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.


In this July 30, 2020, file photo, passengers board a Casco Bay Lines ferry bound for Peaks Island in Portland, Maine. America's failure so far to contain the spread of the coronavirus as it moves across the country has been met with astonishment and alarm on both sides of the Atlantic. (Photo: AP)

Current status (data as of 7 pm BJT, August 9):

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

The outbreak has now claimed 164,507 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 5,108,050 infections, according to a tally by the 1Point3Acres virus tracker as of 7 pm BJT on Sunday.

Brazil has registered 100,477 deaths from the novel coronavirus disease, raising the total number of cases to 3,012,412, the Ministry of Health reported on Sunday.

India's total COVID-19 tally rose to 2,153,010 and the number of deaths surged to 43,379, according to the latest data issued by the federal health ministry on Sunday.

Russia registered 5,189 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its total to 887,536, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement Sunday.

South Africa has recorded 553,188 confirmed cases and 10,210 deaths.

It is followed by Mexico with 52,006 deaths from 475,902 infections.

Peru has reported 471,012 COVID-19 cases and 20,844 deaths from the virus so far.

The Colombia's confirmed cases have increased to 376,870, with the number of deaths at 12,540, according to the JHU virus tracker.

A total of 371,023 people in Chile have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 10,011.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 18,264 lives in Iran, bringing the total number of infections to 324,692.

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