WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated February 23)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated February 23)

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17:43, February 23, 2021

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 2,474,725 with the global confirmed cases reaching 111,742,243 as of 5:30 pm BJT on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Artists perform during a campaign to promote vaccination against COVID-19 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, in Medellin, Colombia, on February 19, 2021. (Photo: AP)

Current status (data as of 5:30 pm BJT, Feb. 23):

The outbreak has now claimed 500,310 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 28,190,403 infections, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 5:30 pm BJT on Tuesday.

India has confirmed a total of 11,016,434 COVID-19 cases, raising the number of deaths to 156,463.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 10,195,160 with 247,143 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

The UK has reported 4,138,233 COVID-19 cases and 120,988 deaths from the virus so far.

Russia has recorded 4,142,126 confirmed cases and 82,666 deaths.

France has confirmed 3,669,354 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 84,764.

A total of 3,153,971 people in Spain have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 67,636.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 95,992 lives in Italy, bringing the total number of infections to 2,818,863.

It is followed by Turkey with 28,138 deaths from 2,646,526 infections.

Germany's confirmed cases have increased to 2,399,499, with the number of deaths at 68,365, according to the JHU virus tracker.

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