The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 3,842,445 with the global confirmed cases reaching 177,439,911 as of 5:30 pm BJT on Friday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 5:30 pm BJT, June 18):
India's COVID-19 tally rose to 29,762,793 on Friday, with 62,480 new cases recorded in the past 24 hours, said the health ministry. Besides, 1,587 COVID-19 patients died during the period, taking the death toll to 383,490.
Afghanistan inaugurated its fourth fully-equipped COVID-19 hospital in capital Kabul amid report of rising new cases, the Afghan Public Health Ministry announced on Friday.
Pakistan reported 1,043 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said. The NCOC, a department leading Pakistan's campaign against the pandemic, said on Friday that the country's number of overall cases rose to 946,227, including 888,505 recoveries.
New Zealand reported one confirmed case of COVID-19 in managed isolation and no new cases in the community on Friday.
Ethiopia registered 174 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 274,775 as of Thursday evening, according to the country's Ministry of Health.