The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 3,822,869 with the global confirmed cases reaching 176,648,586 as of 5:30 pm BJT on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 5:30 pm BJT, June 16):
The United States reached the grim milestone of 600,000 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
India's COVID-19 tally rose to 29,633,105 on Wednesday, with as many as 62,224 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, said the health ministry.
The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported Wednesday 5,414 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 1,332,832.
Pakistan on Tuesday confirmed 1,038 new COVID-19 cases, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said Wednesday.
South Korea reported 545 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 149,191.
Kyrgyzstan reported on Wednesday 647 new COVID-19 cases, raising the national tally of infections to 111,990.
Mongolia reported 2,395 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the highest daily count since the start of the pandemic the country's health ministry said Wednesday.
Fiji reported the fifth death from COVID-19 while the Ministry of Health Wednesday pleaded with the public to adhere to the protocols as the country moves into day 59 of the second COVID-19 wave.
Ethiopia registered 134 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the national tally to 274,480 as of Tuesday evening, according to the country's Ministry of Health.