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


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

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19:59, October 18, 2020

People commute in a metro train, on October 17, 2020 in Paris, at the start of a nighttime curfew implemented to fight the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. Photo: AFP

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,110,467 with the global confirmed cases reaching 39,721,801 as of 7:30 pm BJT on Sunday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University (JHU). 

Chart: People's Daily

Current situation (data as of 7:30 pm BJT, October 18):

From Saturday evening, Paris and several other French cities go under a nighttime curfew that will last at least a month. England is banning mixed household gatherings in the capital and other areas, and Italy's most populous region is limiting bar openings and suspending sports events.

The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 4,105 within one day to 361,867, with the death toll adding by 80 to 12,511, the health ministry said on Sunday.

Russia registered 15,099 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, slightly down from the all-time high of 15,150 reported Friday, the country's COVID-19 response center said Sunday.

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