WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated October 21)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated October 21)

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17:04, October 21, 2020

Globally, as of 3:05 pm CEST on Tuesday, there have been 40,251,950 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 1,116,131 deaths, reported to WHO.

A pedestrian wearing a face mask walks past a tourist shop in Cardiff, south Wales on October 20, 2020, ahead of a short, two-week lockdown due to begin on October 23, after cases of the novel coronavirus started rising again. (Photo: AFP)

Current status (data as of 5:00 pm BJT, Oct. 21):

Sources: Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.

The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 221,076 people in the US, the most of any country. The US also leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 8,274,797, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University as of 3:24 pm BJT on Wednesday.

India has confirmed a total number of infections to 7,651,107. The death toll grew to 115,914.

Brazil has confirmed a total number of infections to 5,273,954. The death toll grew to 154,837.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Russia have increased to 1,422,775 with 24,473 deaths.

It is followed by Argentina with 1,018,999 infections and 27,100 deaths, Spain with 988,322 infections and 34,210 deaths, Colombia with 974,139 cases and 29,272 deaths, France with 973,275 cases and 33,928 deaths and Peru with 870,876 cases and 33,820 deaths.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mexico have increased to 860,714 with 86,893 deaths.

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