WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated July 1)

WORLD

The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated July 1)

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19:36, July 01, 2020

000_1UF10W.jpgA woman wearing a face mask and gloves - a measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease - casts her ballot in a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms at a polling station in Moscow on July 1, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 511,851 with the global confirmed cases reaching 10,498,090 as of 7:30 pm BJT on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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Sources: Xinhua, Johns Hopkins University, 1Point3Acres and national public health agencies.

Current status (data as of 7:30 pm BJT, July 1):

The outbreak has now claimed 128,989 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 2,696,420 infections, according to a tally by the 1Point3Acres virus tracker as of 7 pm BJT on Wednesday.

The Brazilian Health Ministry on Tuesday raised the national count of COVID-19 cases to 1,402,041 with 59,594 deaths. Over the last 24 hours, the country reported 33,846 new cases and 1,280 more deaths, according to the ministry.

Russia confirmed 6,556 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 654,405, its coronavirus response center said in a statement on Wednesday.

During the last 24 hours, 18,653 fresh positive cases and 507 deaths were reported, according to India's federal health ministry. The nationwide toll has risen to 585,493 and a death toll of 17,400.

Another 155 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Monday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 43,730, the British Department of Health and Social Care said Tuesday. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced a 5-billion-pound plan to fuel economic recovery in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.

A total of 142 people got infected by the new coronavirus over the past 24 hours, compared to 126 new infections on Monday, the Italian Ministry of Health said Tuesday in its daily report.

Authorities will lock down more than 300,000 people in suburbs north of Melbourne for a month from late on Wednesday to contain the risk of infection after two weeks of double-digit rises in new coronavirus cases in Australia's second most populous state.

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