WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 20)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 20)

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17:26, May 20, 2021

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 3,418,084 with the global confirmed cases reaching 164,922,114 as of 5:30 pm BJT on Thursday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

A couple watch the sunset after curfew in Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Cafe and restaurant terraces reopened Wednesday after a pandemic shutdown of more than six months deprived people of what feels like the essence of life in France. (Photo: AP)

Current status (data as of 5:30 pm BJT, May 20):

Source: Johns Hopkins University

The outbreak has now claimed 587,874 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 33,026,741 infections.

India has confirmed a total of 25,772,440 COVID-19 cases, raising the number of deaths to 287,122.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 15,812,055 with 441,691 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

France has recorded 5,978,650 confirmed cases and 108,342 deaths.

Turkey has confirmed 5,151,038 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 45,419.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 115,003 lives in Russia, bringing the total number of infections to 4,908,794.

The UK's confirmed cases have increased to 4,468,367, with the number of deaths at 127,956, according to the JHU virus tracker.

A total of 4,172,525 people in Italy have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 124,646.

Germany has reported 3,630,596 COVID-19 cases and 86,907 deaths from the virus so far.

It is followed by Spain with 79,568 deaths from 3,625,928 infections.

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