WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated January 5)

WORLD

The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated January 5)

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09:21, January 05, 2021

Kenyan school children wear face masks while walking to school as they resume in-class learning after a nine-month disruption caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Nairobi on January 4, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,851,153 with the global confirmed cases reaching 85,604,744 as of 9:00 am BJT on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Sources: Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.

Current status (data as of 9:00 am BJT, Jan 5):

The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 353,131 people in the US, the most of any country. The US also leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 20,786,001, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 9:00 am BJT on Tuesday.

India has confirmed a total number of infections to 10,340,469. The death toll grew to 149,649.

Brazil has confirmed a total number of infections to 7,753,752. The death toll grew to 196,561.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Russia have increased to 3,226,758 with 58,203 deaths.

It is followed by UK with 2,721,590 infections and 75,544 deaths, France with 2,717,059 infections and 65,549 deaths, Turkey with 2,255,607 cases and 21,685 deaths, Italy with 2,166,244 cases and 75,680 deaths and Spain with 1,958,844 cases and 51,078 deaths.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Germany have increased to 1,796,216 with 34,969 deaths.

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