WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated October 11)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated October 11)

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20:21, October 11, 2020

An Indian woman selling lemons sits with her children wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus as they wait for buyers in Bengaluru, India, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (Photo: AP)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,073,751 with the global confirmed cases reaching 37,259,238 as of 8:00 pm BJT on Sunday according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Current status (data as of 8:00 pm BJT, October 11):

India’s confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in.

South Korea on Sunday decided to lower its three-tier social-distancing guidelines to the lowest level as the daily COVID-19 cases stayed relatively low in recent days, according to local media reports.

The COVID-19 death toll in Brazil reached 150,198 on Saturday after 559 more deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said.

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