WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated July 9)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated July 9)

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17:17, July 09, 2020

Globally, as of 6:58 pm CEST on Wednesday, there have been 11,669,259 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 539,906 deaths, reported to WHO.


A man looks at the front pages of newspapers with the news of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro being a confirmed case of the new coronavirus, at a newsstand in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July 08, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

Current status (data as of 5:00 pm BJT, July 9):

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Sources: Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.

The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 132,309 people in the US, the most of any country. The US also leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 3,055,144, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 3:34 pm BJT on Thursday.

Brazil has confirmed a total number of infections to 1,713,160. The death toll grew to 67,964.

India has confirmed a total number of infections to 767,296. The death toll grew to 21,129.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Russia have increased to 706,179 with 10,825 deaths.

It is followed by Peru with 312,911 infections and 11,133 deaths and Chile with 303,083 cases and 6,573 deaths.

The UK's confirmed cases have increased to 288,511, with the number of deaths at 44,602, according to the JHU virus tracker.

It is followed by Mexico with 275,003 cases and 32,796 deaths, Spain with 252,513 cases and 28,396 deaths and Iran with 248,379 cases and 12,084 deaths. 

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