The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 4,128,076 with the global confirmed cases reaching 192,059,616 as of 7:30 pm BJT on Thursday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 7:30 pm BJT, July 22):
Indonesia has registered more than 3 million cases of COVID-19 since the first case was confirmed in the country in March last year. The country's Health Ministry reported on Thursday that the coronavirus cases across the archipelago rose by 49,509 within the past 24 hours to 3,033,339.
Pakistan has confirmed 2,158 new COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center said on Thursday. With the new patients, the country's number of overall confirmed cases rose to 998,609 amidst the fear of a fourth wave, said the NCOC, the department leading Pakistan's campaign against the pandemic.
South Korea's daily COVID-19 cases broke record for two straight days amid the toughest social-distancing rules in the Seoul metropolitan area, an epicenter of the fourth wave of the pandemic in the country. The country reported 1,842 more COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 184,103, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) said Thursday.
Ethiopia registered 82 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 277,959 as of Wednesday evening, the country's health ministry said. The ministry reported one new COVID-19-induced death and 38 more recoveries, bringing the national death toll to 4,360 and total recoveries to 262,588.
Tokyo reported 1,979 new COVID-19 infection cases on Thursday, with 5,140 new cases nationwide until 5:40 p.m. local time, local media reported Thursday. Daily new infection cases in Tokyo averaged 1,373.4 in the week through Thursday, compared with 882.1 a week earlier.
Russia recorded 24,471 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 6,054,711, the official monitoring and response center said Thursday. The nationwide death toll grew by 796 to 151,501, while the number of recoveries increased by 22,660 to 5,427,457.