WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated November 18)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated November 18)

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17:48, November 18, 2020

A banner showing precautions against the coronavirus is seen during a defense expo, DX Korea 2020, at a booth in Goyang, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (Photo: AP)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,338,451 with the global confirmed cases reaching 55,639,963 as of 5:00 pm BJT on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Data source: Johns Hopkins University

Current status (data as of 5:00 pm BJT, November 17):

India's COVID-19 tally reached 8,912,907 on Wednesday as 38,617 new cases were registered across the country in the past 24 hours, said latest data released by the federal health ministry.

Brazil's Health Ministry on Tuesday reported 685 deaths in the last 24 hours from COVID-19, three times the number registered on Monday, raising the national death toll to 166,699.

Mexico on Tuesday reported 1,757 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 1,011,153, according to the Health Ministry. It also reported 165 new deaths, taking national count to 99,026.

Germany's confirmed COVID-19 cases rose by 17,561 to 833,307, said the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the federal government agency for disease control and prevention, on Wednesday. The total death toll from the disease rose by 305 to 13,119, the RKI added.

The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines on Wednesday reported 1,383 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number in the country to 412,097.

South Korea reported 313 more COVID-19 cases as of 0:00 a.m. Wednesday local time compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 29,311.

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