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


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

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09:19, August 09, 2021

A man receives a COVID-19 test at a mobile testing site in Times Square, New York, the United States, July 20, 2021. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 4,293,530 with the global confirmed cases reaching 202,660,933 as of 9:00 am BJT on Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

Current status (data as of 9:00 am BJT, August 9):

Health systems in the United States, especially those in the South where the vaccination rates remain comparatively low, are trying to deal with hiking hospitalizations, as the country's daily COVID-19 cases topped 100,000 on Friday, hitting a six-month high since February.

Brazil registered 399 more COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising its national death toll to 563,151, the health ministry said on Sunday.

Tunisian Health Ministry on Sunday reported 2,546 new COVID-19 cases, raising the tally of cases in the North African country to 610,660.

Cuba registered 9,427 new cases and 83 deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) reported.

Turkey on Sunday registered 22,699 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 5,918,540, according to its health ministry.

Israel's Ministry of Health reported 2,594 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the tally of infections in the country to 899,920.

Lebanon registered on Sunday 1,552 new COVID-19 infections, raising the total number of cases to 571,650, the Health Ministry reported.

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