WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated March 28)

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The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated March 28)

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21:06, March 28, 2020

The global death toll from COVID-19 increased by 2,501 to 23,335 in the past 24 hours as of 10:00 CET on Friday, according to the daily situation report released by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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A total of 614,884 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported as of Saturday, an increase of 105,720 infections compared to the previous day.

Current status (data as of 8:00 pm BJT, March 28):

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Sources: People’s Daily, Xinhua, BBC, Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.

The United States now has more than 100,000 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus. There have been 104,837 cases as of 8:00 pm BJT on Saturday, according to a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University.

The cumulative number of coronavirus cases in Italy reached 86,498 on Saturday. The pandemic also claimed 969 lives, a new single-day record high in fatalities registered here since the outbreak, bringing he death toll to 9,134.

Spain’s health ministry figures showed the number of deaths reaching 5,690, while cases jumped to 72,248.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Germany increased to 53,340 with about 400 deaths on Saturday.

The other worst-hit countries are Iran with 3,076 fatalities and 35,408 cases, and France with 1,995 deaths and 33,414 cases.

A total of 14,754 people in the UK were confirmed positive for the virus, said the Department of Health and Social Care on Saturday. 761 patients have died as of Saturday.

There have been 13,259 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Switzerland as of Saturday.

South Korea reported a total of 9,478 national infections of COVID-19 and 144 deaths on Saturday.

The Netherlands has itself recorded 546 deaths and 8,647 cases in total as of Saturday, according to the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment.

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