The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 2,251,345 with the global confirmed cases reaching 104,269,426 as of 8:30 am BJT on Thursday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 8:30 am BJT, February 4):
COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have declined from recent surges across the United States, but health experts warn more contagious coronavirus strains may threaten to undo progress and lead to a resurgence.
The coronavirus infection rate in Britain is "still alarmingly high", British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday.
France's cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases since the outbreak of the pandemic rose to 3,251,160 after 26,362 people tested positive for the virus in one day, official figures showed on Wednesday.
Turkey confirmed 8,102 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of positive cases in the country to 2,501,079.
Israeli Ministry of Health said on Wednesday that it has decided to expand the COVID-19 vaccine campaign to those over the age of 16. Meanwhile, Turkey's total cases of COVID-19 surpassed 2.5 million with over 8,000 new cases were added.
Morocco on Wednesday reported 774 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections in the country to 473,047.