WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated October 31)

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The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated October 31)

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08:58, October 31, 2020

A woman wearing a face mask walks in the Georgetown neighbourhood in Washington, D.C., the United States, on Oct. 30, 2020.  (File photo: Xinhua)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,187,014 with the global confirmed cases reaching 45,475,639 as of 9:00 am BJT on Saturday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University (JHU). 

Current situation (data as of 9 am BJT, October 31):

The United States reported over 90,000 COVID-19 cases Thursday, the record high single-day total since the onset of the pandemic in the country. Total cases surpassed 9 million on Friday.

The positivity rate of PCR tests to detect the COVID-19 in Chile has reached 4 percent, Chilean Minister of Health Enrique Paris reported on Friday.

France, on the first day of national lockdown to stem the second wave of coronavirus pandemic, reported 49,215 more cases of coronavirus infection, according to data released on Friday by the Public Health Agency.

Iran's COVID-19 cases surpassed 600,000 on Friday. Meanwhile, Israel decided that the second stage of the exit plan from the ongoing full lockdown will begin from Sunday.

Another 24,405 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 989,745, according to official figures released Friday.

Germany registered 18,681 new COVID-19 infections within one day, a new record for the third day in a row, bringing the total confirmed cases to 499,694, the federal government agency for disease control and prevention Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Friday.


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