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

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

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08:58, July 19, 2020

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Passengers wearing face masks ride a SkyTrain in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on July 18, 2020. (File photo: Xinhua)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 600,435 with the global confirmed cases reaching 14,210,040 as of 9 am BJT on Sunday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

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Current situation (data as of 9 am BJT, July 19):

Chinese mainland reported 16 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 13 were domestically transmitted cases in Xinjiang and three were from overseas.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 72,045 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, setting a fresh single-day case record since the outbreak of the pandemic.

As of Saturday morning, 294,066 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Britain, a daily increase of 827, the British Department of Health and Social Care announced.

European Union leaders were due to meet for a third day Sunday to try and agree on a giant post-coronavirus economic recovery plan as four million residents of Barcelona in virus-ravaged Spain were effectively placed under lockdown.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose to 271,606 in Iran on Saturday. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's tally nears 250,000.

Turkey's COVID-19 cases increased by 918 on Saturday, while the total cases climbed to 218,717, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Saturday.

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