WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated July 18)

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The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated July 18)

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09:09, July 18, 2020

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People wearing face masks walk on a street in Tokyo, Japan, on July 17, 2020. The Tokyo metropolitan government reported a fresh record number of 293 daily coronavirus cases on Friday.  (File photo: Xinhua)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 600,665 with the global confirmed cases reaching 14,037,021 as of 9 am BJT on Saturday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

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Current situation (data as of 9 am BJT, July 18):

Chinese health authorities on Saturday said that 22 new COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Friday, of which 16 were locally transmitted and 6 were imported cases, with no additional deaths.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States surpassed 3.6 million on Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

The Chilean Ministry of Health reported on Friday that the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the country has risen to 326,539, with 8,347 deaths.

As of Friday morning, 293,239 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Britain, a daily increase of 687, the British Department of Health and Social Care announced.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 269,440 in Iran on Friday. Meanwhile, Israel imposed a new weekend closure to curb a resurgence of the pandemic with its confirmed cases going beyond 47,000.

Spain's Ministry of Health on Friday reported a marked increase in new COVID-19 cases, affecting especially the northeastern autonomous communities of Catalonia and Aragon.

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