WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated July 4)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated July 4)

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10:00, July 04, 2020

Globally, as of 6:36 pm CEST on Friday, there have been 10,720,449 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 517,340 deaths, reported to WHO.


A COVID-19 patient remains in the Intensive Care Unit of the Alberto Sabogal Sologuren Hospital, in Lima, on July 02, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (Photo: AFP)

Current status (data as of 10:00 am BJT, July 4):

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Sources: Xinhua, Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.

The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 129,430 people in the US, the most of any country. The US also leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 2,793,034, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:33 am BJT on Saturday.

Brazil has confirmed a total number of infections to 1,539,081. The death toll grew to 61,884.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Russia have increased to 666,941 with 9,844 deaths.

India has confirmed a total number of infections to 625,544. The death toll grew to 18,213.

It is followed by Peru with 295,599 infections and 10,226 deaths and Chile with 288,089 cases and 6,051 deaths.

Another 137 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Thursday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 44,131, the British Department of Health and Social Care said Friday. As of Friday morning, 284,276 people have tested positive for the disease in Britain, a daily increase of 544, according to the department.

It is followed by Spain with 250,545 cases and 28,385 deaths, Mexico with 245,251 cases and 29,843 deaths, Italy with 241,184 cases and 34,833 deaths. 

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