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


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 19)

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17:07, May 19, 2020

Globally, as of 6:51pm CEST on Monday, there have been 4,628,903 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 312,009 deaths, reported to WHO.


Two young girls pose by the masked bronze sculpture of the "Fearless Girl" by Kristen Visbal, in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on May 15, 2020 in New York City. (Photo: AFP)

Current status (data as of 5:00 pm BJT, May 19):

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Sources: Xinhua, Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.

The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 90,369 people in the US, the most of any country. The US also leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 1,508,957, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 3:32 pm BJT on Tuesday.

Russia has confirmed 9,263 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 299,941, its coronavirus response center said in a statement Tuesday.  

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 255,368 with 16,853 deaths.

Another 160 COVID-19 patients have died in the UK as of Sunday afternoon local time, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 34,796, the Department of Health and Social Care said Monday. As of Monday morning local time, 246,406 people across the country have tested positive for the disease, said the department.

It is followed by Spain with 231,606 infections and 27,709 deaths, Italy with 225,886 cases and 32,007 deaths, France with 180,051 cases and 28,242 fatalities and Germany with 177,289 infections and 8,041 deaths.

Turkey on Monday confirmed 1,158 new COVID-19 cases and 31 more deaths in the past 24 hours, according to Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Turkey rose to 150,593, while the death toll surged to 4,171.

The Iranian health ministry on Monday reported 2,294 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number in the country to 122,492 since the outbreak in late February. Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said 69 patients died over the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 7,057.

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