WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated July 20)

WORLD

The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated July 20)

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19:24, July 20, 2021

People queue up to register themselves and get inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine at a temporary vaccination center in Thimpu, Bhutan, on July 20, 2021. (Photo: AFP)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 4,097,219 with the global confirmed cases reaching 190,966,751 as of 6 pm BJT on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Source: Johns Hopkins University

Current status (data as of 6 pm BJT, July 20):

India's coronavirus death toll is up to 10 times higher than the nearly 415,000 fatalities reported by authorities, likely making it the country's worst humanitarian disaster since independence, a US research group said Tuesday.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to avoid a second lockdown last autumn, arguing that most dying were over 80, his former aide claimed to the BBC on Tuesday.

Russia registered 23,770 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 6,006,536, the official monitoring and response center said Tuesday.

Lockdowns can affect people's health, but a COVID-19 outbreak is worse, according to Australian and international researchers who have reviewed pandemic responses in countries with and without lockdowns.

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche said Tuesday that Japan had become the first country to fully approve its Ronapreve antibody treatment for patients with mild to moderate COVID-19.

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