WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated December 1)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated December 1)

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09:33, December 01, 2020

Dressed in protective gear to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, military surgeon, Coronel Oscar Benavides Aguilar enters a ward at a military hospital set up to take care of COVID-19 patients in Mexico City, Monday, November 30, 2020. (Photo: AP)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,466,346 with the global confirmed cases reaching 63,154,049 as of 9 am BJT on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Current status (data as of 9 am BJT, December 1):

Data source: Johns Hopkins University

As November nears its end, Canada reported a total of 374,051 COVID-19 cases and 12,076 deaths as of Monday afternoon, according to CTV. Canada has been well into the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and new case numbers grow by thousands each day.

Active coronavirus infections in Italy decreased by 7,300 on a daily basis on Monday, as the country seemed finally to consolidate some benefits from the latest restrictions imposed in early November to slow down the second wave of the pandemic. A further 16,377 coronavirus cases were registered over the last 24 hours, bringing the overall cases to 1,601,554, according to the Health Ministry.

South Korea reported 451 more cases of COVID-19 as of 0:00 a.m. Tuesday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 34,652.

Turkey reported 31,219 new COVID-19 infections on Monday, including 6,514 symptomatic patients, said Turkish Health Ministry. Turkey said the total number of symptomatic COVID-19 patients in the country stood at 500,865, and the death toll from the coronavirus rose by 188 to 13,746, while the total recoveries climbed to 404,727.

Iraq's Health Ministry reported on Monday 2,114 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total nationwide infections to 552,549. It also reported 34 new deaths and 1,771 more recovered cases in the country, raising the death toll from the infectious virus to 12,258 and the total recoveries to 482,674.

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