WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 23)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 23)

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20:49, May 23, 2021

Members of special forces motorcycle teams stop a vehicle for checking in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 22, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 3,455,102 with the global confirmed cases reaching 166,751,007 as of 8:30 pm BJT on Sunday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Current status (data as of 8:30 pm BJT, May 23):

Source: Johns Hopkins University

The outbreak has now claimed 589,703 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 33,105,228 infections.

India has confirmed a total of 26,530,132 COVID-19 cases, raising the number of deaths to 299,266.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 16,047,439 with 448,208 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

France has recorded 5,979,597 confirmed cases and 108,345 deaths.

Turkey has confirmed 5,178,648 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 46,071.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 116,497 lives in Russia, bringing the total number of infections to 4,944,129.

The UK's confirmed cases have increased to 4,476,297, with the number of deaths at 127,978, according to the JHU virus tracker.

A total of 4,188,190 people in Italy have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 125,153.

Germany has reported 3,657,726 COVID-19 cases and 87,386 deaths from the virus so far.

It is followed by Spain with 79,620 deaths from 3,636,453 infections.

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