WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated September 4)

WORLD

The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated September 4)

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08:47, September 04, 2020

139325818_15988839051101n.jpgPassengers arrive at Budapest Airport on the last day before border controls reintroduced in Budapest, Hungary on Aug. 31, 2020. (File photo: Xinhua)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 849,031 with the global confirmed cases reaching 25,398,619 as of 8:30 am BJT on Friday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University (JHU). 

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Current situation (data as of 8:30 am BJT, September 4):

The Chinese mainland reported 25 new imported COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 2,553, the National Health Commission said Friday.

Brazil on Thursday said the country has more than 4 million cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, after tests detected 43,773 new cases in the previous 24 hours, raising the total caseload to 4,041,638.

Iran's total number of COVID-19 cases crossed the 380,000 mark on Thursday with the addition of 1,994 new infections; Meanwhile, both Iraq and Israel set own new record in daily infections amid continuing resurgence of the pandemic.

France has confirmed 7,157 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, a figure comparable to the level of the day before (7,017), the country's public health agency announced on Thursday.

Turkey confirmed 1,642 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the first time exceeding 1,600 since May, raising the total diagnosed patients to 274,943, the Turkish health ministry announced.

Around 8 million students are returning to schools in Italy for the first time since March, as the country reported for the ninth time in 13 days over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

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