Globally, as of 7:06pm CEST on Wednesday, there have been 3,595,662 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 247,652 deaths, reported to WHO.
Anderson High School senior Teyaja Jones, right, poses in her cap and gown and a bandana face cover, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Austin, Texas. Texas' stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic have expired and Texas Gov. (Photo: AFP)
Current status (data as of 10:00 am BJT, May 7):
Sources: Xinhua, Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.
The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 73,207 people in the US, the most of any country. The US also leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 1,228,177, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:32 am BJT on Thursday.
The Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Services on Wednesday said 244 people lost their lives to the coronavirus during the past 24 hours, a slight rise from below 200 on each of the previous three days. According to the ministry, the total number of deaths in the European country has climbed to 25,857 as of 9 p.m. local time (1900 GMT) on Tuesday, with the number of new infections increasing by 685 to 220,325 in total.
A further 369 COVID-19 patients had died in the past 24 hours in Italy, bringing the country's death toll to 29,684, out of total infection cases of 214,457, according to fresh figures on Wednesday.
Another 649 COVID-19 patients have died, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the UK to 30,076, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick said Wednesday. Chairing the Downing Street daily briefing, Jenrick told reporters that 69,463 tests were carried out Tuesday, with a total of 201,101 people having tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Britain.
France's death toll from the novel coronavirus rose to 25,809, the world's fifth-highest behind the United States, Britain, Italy and Spain, according to figures released on Wednesday by the French Health Ministry. The number of confirmed cases rose to 174,224, according to Johns Hopkins University.
It is followed by Germany with 7,275 deaths from 168,162 infections.
Russia has confirmed 10,559 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, raising its total number of infections to 165,929, the country's coronavirus response center said in a statement Wednesday. The death toll from the pandemic increased by 86 to 1,537
Turkey's total confirmed cases of COVID-19 climbed to 131,744, with 2,253 new patients reported in the last 24 hours, the Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Wednesday. The death toll of the novel coronavirus in Turkey reached 3,584 after 64 more lost their lives over the past 24 hours, Koca tweeted.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 126,148 with 8,588 deaths.
Iran's death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic has reached 6,418 after 78 more people died from the virus overnight, the spokesman for the health ministry announced on Wednesday. Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, shared daily figures showing 1,680 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 101,650.