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


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

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10:21, May 28, 2020

Globally, as of 7:12pm CEST on Wednesday, there have been 5,491,678 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 349,190 deaths, reported to WHO.


In this file photo taken on April 06, 2020 bodies are moved to a refrigeration truck serving as a temporary morgue at Wyckoff Hospital in the Borough of Brooklyn in New York. (Photo: AFP)

Current status (data as of 10:00 am BJT, May 28):

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

The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 100,411 people in the US, the most of any country. The US also leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 1,699,126, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:32 am BJT on Thursday.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 411,821 with 25,598 deaths.

Russia has confirmed a total number of infections to 370,680. The death toll grew to 3,968.

Another 412 COVID-19 patients have died in the UK as of Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 37,460, the Department of Health and Social Care said Wednesday. As of Wednesday morning, 267,240 people have tested positive in Britain, a daily increase of 2,013, according to the department.

It is followed by Spain with 236,259 infections and 27,117 deaths, Italy with 231,139 cases and 33,072 deaths, France with 183,038 cases and 28,599 fatalities and Germany with 181,524 infections and 8,428 deaths.

Turkey's confirmed cases of the COVID-19 increased by 1,035 in a single day, bringing the total cases in the country to 159,797, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Wednesday. In the past 24 hours 34 more people have died, taking the death toll to 4,431, the minister tweeted.

India has confirmed a total number of infections to 158,086. The death toll grew to 4,534.

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