Globally, as of 5:36 pm CEST on Wednesday, there have been 16,558,289 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 656,093 deaths, reported to WHO.
A health worker collects a swab sample from a woman for a COVID-19 coronavirus PCR test in the Mahaboudha area in Kathmandu on July 28, 2020. (Photo: AFP)
Current status (data as of 10:00 am BJT, July 30):
Sources: Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.
The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 150,649 people in the US, the most of any country. The US also leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 4,423,917, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:35 am BJT on Thursday.
Brazil has confirmed a total number of infections to 2,552,265. The death toll grew to 90,134.
India has confirmed a total number of infections to 1,531,669. The death toll grew to 34,193.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Russia have increased to 827,509 with 13,650 deaths.
It is followed by South Africa with 471,123 infections and 7,497 deaths, Mexico with 402,697 infections and 44,876 deaths, Peru with 395,005 cases and 18,612 deaths and Chile with 351,575 cases and 9,278 deaths.
The UK's confirmed cases have increased to 303,058, with the number of deaths at 46,046, according to the JHU virus tracker.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Iran have increased to 298,909 with 16,343 deaths.