COVID-19 latest updates: Global death toll is over 347,000

Armenpress 10:11, 26 May, 2020

YEREVAN, MAY 26, ARMENPRESS. The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world has surpassed 5 million 590 thousand, according to the data released by coronavirus research centers.

The death toll is over 347,000.

2 million 366 thousand 574 patients have recovered.

US is leading in the world in terms of the largest number of infected people (1 million 706 thousand 226 confirmed cases). 99,805 deaths were reported.

Brazil overtook Russia and is now the 2nd with a total of 376,669 confirmed cases and 23,522 deaths.

The next is Russia. The total number of cases in Russia has reached 353,427. 3,633 patients have died so far.

Spain has 282,480 confirmed cases. Death toll is 28,837.

UK overtook Italy, confirming 261,184 cases. The death toll has reached 36,914. UK has reported most death cases in Europe, and 2nd in the world after the USA.

Italy reported 230,158 cases and 32,877 deaths so far.

France has reported 182,942 cases and 28,432 deaths.

Germany has confirmed 180,789 cases and 8,428 deaths.

Turkey has recorded 157,814 cases. The deaths comprise 4,369.

The 10th country is India which recorded 145,456 cases. 4,172 people have died in India from coronavirus.

India is followed by Iran – 137,724 confirmed cases and 7,451 deaths.

The next is Peru which recorded 123,979 cases.

Canada surpassed China, where the COVID-19 outbreak started. Canada confirmed 85,711 cases.

China confirmed a total of 82,992 cases. 7 new cases have been confirmed in the country in the past one day. The death toll here is 4,634. No death case is reported in China in the past few days.

Georgia confirmed 731 cases of coronavirus and 12 deaths.

Among the Arab states Qatar overtook the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the most confirmed cases – 45,465. The death toll has reached 26 in Qatar. The number of infected people in the UAE is 30,307. 248 death cases have been registered here. In Kuwait the number of confirmed cases is 21,967, that of the deaths is 165. Egypt reported 17,967 confirmed cases and 783 deaths. Iraq confirmed 4,632 cases and 163 deaths. 1,119 cases have been reported in Lebanon, the deaths comprise 26. Syria’s confirmed cases reached 106. 4 death cases have been registered.

In late December 2019, Chinese authorities notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about an outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, central China. WHO declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus a global pandemic and named the virus COVID-19. 

According to the data of the World Health Organization, coronavirus cases have been confirmed in more than 212 countries and territories.

Editing and Translating by Aneta Harutyunyan



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