The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 2,236,454 with the global confirmed cases reaching 103,377,424 as of 9:30 am BJT on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 9:30 am BJT, Feb. 2):
France on Monday registered 455 new deaths caused by COVID-19, the country's heaviest human loss since Jan. 25, while hospitalizations in intensive care were also on the rise, Health Ministry data showed. The COVID-19 fatalities now stand at 76,512 in France, the seventh-highest toll in the world after the United States, Brazil, Mexico, India, Britain and Italy.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed on Monday the government pledge to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to all German citizens by the end of the summer.
Israel's Ministry of Health reported 8,399 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the tally in the country to 651,405. The death toll from the COVID-19 in Israel reached 4,813 after 27 new fatalities were added, while the number of patients in serious condition decreased from 1,165 to 1,139, out of 1,807 hospitalized patients.
Myanmar reported 209 more COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the tally in the country to 140,354, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports. A total of seven more COVID-19 deaths were reported on Monday, bringing the death toll to 3,138 in total, the release said.
Chile reported on Monday 3,779 COVID-19 cases and 85 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total caseload to 730,888 confirmed cases and 18,537 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health. In its daily report, the ministry reported 25,589 active cases and 686,374 patients who have recovered.