WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated February 28)

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The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated February 28)

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10:42, February 28, 2021

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 2,524,133 with the global confirmed cases reaching 113,745,002 as of 10:00 am BJT on Sunday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Senior citizens wait before receiving a dose of COVID-19 vaccine at a temporary vaccination center on the first day of its opening, in Clichy, France, Jan. 18, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

Current status (data as of 10:00 am BJT, February 28):

Sources: Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.

The outbreak has now claimed 511,994 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 28,553,692 infections, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 10:00 am BJT on Sunday.

India has confirmed a total of 11,079,979 COVID-19 cases, raising the number of deaths to 156,938.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 10,517,232 with 254,221 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

Russia has confirmed 4,175,757 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 84,330.

The UK's confirmed cases have increased to 4,182,772, with the number of deaths at 122,939, according to the JHU virus tracker.

France has recorded 3,747,263 confirmed cases and 85,741 deaths.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 69,142 lives in Spain, bringing the total number of infections to 3,188,553.

A total of 2,907,825 people in Italy have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 97,507.

It is followed by Turkey with 28,503 deaths from 2,693,164 infections.

Germany has reported 2,444,177 COVID-19 cases and 70,019 deaths from the virus so far.

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