WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated Feb 21)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated Feb 21)

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18:33, February 21, 2021

Globally, as of 6 pm BJT on Sunday, there have been 110,384,747 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 2,446,008 deaths, reported the World Health Organization.

Dr. Mohamed Salah Siala plays violin for patients of the COVID wards of the Hedi Chaker hospital in Sfax, eastern Tunisia. (Photo: AP)

Current status (data as of 6 pm BJT, Feb 21):

Sources: Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.

The outbreak has now claimed 504,908 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 28,511,288 infections, according to a tally by the 1Point3Acres virus tracker as of 6 pm BJT on Sunday.

India has confirmed a total of 10,991,651 COVID-19 cases, raising the number of deaths to 156,302.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 10,139,148 with 245,977 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

The UK has reported 4,117,739 COVID-19 cases and 120,593 deaths from the virus so far.

Russia has recorded 4,117,257 confirmed cases and 81,897 deaths.

France has confirmed 3,597,113 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 83,546.

A total of 3,133,122 people in Spain have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 67,101.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 95,486 lives in Italy, bringing the total number of infections to 2,795,796.

It is followed by Turkey with 27,983 deaths from 2,631,876 infections.

Germany's confirmed cases have increased to 2,392,407, with the number of deaths at 67,884, according to the JHU virus tracker.

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