WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 8)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated May 8)

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19:57, May 08, 2021

A blue sign reminding people to keep a distance is seen in a subway train in Stockholm, Sweden, on Feb. 10, 2021. (Photo by Wei Xuechao/Xinhua)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 3,272,074 with the global confirmed cases reaching 156,977,295 as of 7:00 pm BJT on Saturday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Current status (data as of 7:00 pm BJT, May 8):

Sources: Johns Hopkins University

The outbreak has now claimed 580,904 lives in the US, the most of any country, with a total of 32,652,416 infections, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 10:00 am BJT on Saturday.

India has confirmed a total of 21,892,676 COVID-19 cases, raising the number of deaths to 238,270.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Brazil have increased to 15,082,449 with 419,114 deaths, Johns Hopkins reported.

France has recorded 5,808,421 confirmed cases and 106,262 deaths.

Turkey has confirmed 4,998,089 cases of COVID-19, with the number of deaths at 42,465.

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 111,097 lives in Russia, bringing the total number of infections to 4,816,331.

The UK's confirmed cases have increased to 4,446,757, with the number of deaths at 127,858, according to the JHU virus tracker.

A total of 4,092,747 people in Italy have tested positive for COVID-19, with the death toll at 122,470.

It is followed by Spain with 78,792 deaths from 3,567,408 infections.

Germany has reported 3,517,762 COVID-19 cases and 84,663 deaths from the virus so far.

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