The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,044,085 with the global confirmed cases reaching 35,504,196 as of 4:30 pm BJT on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
A member of the school staff wearing a protective mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic, sorts books to give to puils as they return to classes in the Jabalia refugee camp in the north of the Gaza Strip, on October 6, 2020. (Photo: AFP)
Current situation (data as of 4:30 pm BJT, October 6):
Sources: Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies.
The outbreak has now claimed the lives of at least 210,195 people in the US, the most of any country. The US also leads the world in the number of confirmed infections with 7,458,549.
India has confirmed a total number of infections to 6,685,082. The death toll grew to 103,569.
Brazil has confirmed a total number of infections to 4,927,235. The death toll grew to 146,675.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Russia have increased to 1,219,796 with 21,375 deaths.
It is followed by Colombia with 862,158 infections and 26,844 deaths, Peru with 828,169 infections and 32,742 deaths, Spain with 813,412 cases and 32,225 deaths, Argentina with 809,728 cases and 21,468 deaths, and Mexico with 789,780 cases and 81,877 deaths.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in South Africa have increased to 682,215 with 17,016 deaths.