Healthcare workers line up for free personal protective equipment in front of a mural by artist Romero Britto at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Miami. (Photo: AP)
The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 1,056,000 with the global confirmed cases reaching 36,170,478 as of 5:30 pm BJT on Thursday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 5:30 pm BJT, October 8):
Los Angeles County reported Wednesday the highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases since late August as the most populous county in the United States is moving forward on reopening amid the pandemic.
India's COVID-19 tally reached 6,835,655 and the death toll rose to 105,526 on Thursday as 78,524 new cases were detected and 971 patients died during the past 24 hours, according to the latest data released by the federal health ministry.
Russia has registered 11,493 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing its national total to 1,260,112, the country's COVID-19 response center said on Thursday.
The number of COVID-19 infections in Colombia rose to 877,683 in the past 24 hours after tests detected 7,875 new cases, the Health Ministry said Wednesday.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rose to 331,869 after the Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 2,363 new daily infections on Thursday.
The Israeli cabinet extended on Thursday regulations that limit anti-government protests, citing a need to limit gatherings amid a COVID-19 resurgence.