WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated October 17)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated October 17)

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08:58, October 17, 2020

A woman wearing a face mask is seen on a street in Moscow, Russia, on Oct. 16, 2020. (File photo: Xinhua)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,102,146 with the global confirmed cases reaching 39,206,895 as of 9:30 am BJT on Saturday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University (JHU). 

Current situation (data as of 9 am BJT, October 17):

Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 1.1 million on Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

The Chinese mainland registered 13 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, all of which were imported, the National Health Commission said on Saturday.

Leading experts warned that a new COVID-19 surge has already hit the United States as the country's case count topped 8 million on Friday.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent has reached 1,613, 011 as of Friday, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

France confirmed 25,085 COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, pushing the total count since the epidemic outbreak in the country to 834,770, according to data released on Friday by health authorities.

Iran announced on Friday 4,552 new COVID-19 infections confirmed in the past 24 hours, totalling 522,387 since the outbreak of the epidemic.

Chilean Health Minister Enrique Paris said Friday that 13 regions in the country have shown a decrease in the number of new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past week.

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