WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated March 2)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated March 2)

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09:20, March 02, 2021

A health worker receives a dose of COVID-19 vaccine from China's Sinovac on the first day of the vaccination at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Manila, the Philippines on March 1, 2021. The Philippines launched its coronavirus vaccination campaign on Monday, less than a day after the arrival of the Sinovac vaccine CoronaVac donated by China. (Xinhua/Rouelle Umali)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 2,537,449 with the global confirmed cases reaching 114,414,597 as of 9:00 am BJT on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Current status (data as of 9:00 am BJT, March 2):

Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rochelle Walensky warned Monday the country is at risk of losing its recent progress in the battle against COVID-19 if states are rolling back health measures.

Another 5,455 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,182,009, according to official figures released Monday.

France has recorded a total of 86,803 coronavirus-related fatalities as of Monday, with 375 new deaths registered in the past 24 hours, according to health authorities.

Iran issued on Monday a warning over a possible "fourth wave" of the COVID-19 pandemic, after the country's daily death toll rises above 100 for the first since early January. Meanwhile, Israel reported 5,479 new COVID-19.

The recently accelerated new wave of COVID-19 infections in Poland is primarily caused by the variant first identified in Britain, Polish Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said Monday.

Israel's Ministry of Health reported 5,479 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the total tally in the country to 779,958.

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