WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 29)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 29)

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09:54, May 29, 2020

Globally, as of 6:45pm CEST on Thursday, there have been 5,596,550 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 353,373 deaths, reported to WHO.


Visitors pass by signs reminding them of sanitary precautions they must take as they enter Saint-Louis hospital in Paris, on May 28, 2020 (Photo: AFP)

Current status (data as of 10:00 am BJT, May 29):

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

The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 101,573 people in the US, the most of any country. The US also leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 1,720,613, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 7:32 am BJT on Friday.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 438,238 with 26,754 deaths.

Russia has confirmed a total number of infections to 379,051. The death toll grew to 4,142.

Another 377 COVID-19 patients have died in the UK as of Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 37,837, the Department of Health and Social Care said Thursday. As of Thursday morning, 269,127 people have tested positive in Britain, a daily increase of 1,887, according to the department.

It is followed by Spain with 237,906 infections and 27,119 deaths, Italy with 231,732 cases and 33,142 deaths, France with 186,364 cases and 28,665 fatalities and Germany with 182,196 infections and 8,470 deaths.

India has confirmed a total number of infections to 165,386. The death toll grew to 4,711.

Turkey's tally of COVID-19 cases surpassed 160,000 on Thursday as the country resumed high-speed train service as part of its plan to normalize life. Meanwhile, a Chinese medical team arrived in Sudan to help its fight against the coronavirus. Turkey, the hardest-hit country in the Middle East, reported 1,182 new COVID-19 cases, raising the tally of confirmed cases to 160,979. 

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