COVID-19 has now killed more than 800,000 people worldwide.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were a total of 5,772 new deaths reported to them in the past 24 hours, bringing the global death toll to 800,906.
Meanwhile, John Hopkins University, which has been tracking COVID-19 cases and deaths, says there has have been more than 23,298,505 cases reported worldwide and 806,404 deaths.
However, WHO has said in multiple press releases that “differences are to be expected between information products published by WHO, national public health authorities, and other sources” who may be using different criteria and different data cut-off times.
Data available on WHO’s website shows the United States reported 1,148 deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest of any nation, followed by Brazil, India, Mexico, and Colombia.
Brazil reported 1,054 deaths in the past 24 hours while India reported 912 deaths from the virus. Mexico reported 504 deaths while Colombia had 385 deaths. No other country, however, reported more than 300 deaths.
Only Argentina, Peru, South Africa, and Iran recorded more than 100 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to data available on the World Health Organization’s website.
WHO also said there were 244,223 new cases of the coronavirus reported to them in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of reported cases worldwide to just over 23 million.
India reported 69,239 new cases, the most of any country in the past 24 hours, followed by the United States and Brazil, who both reported more than 30,000 new cases.
Peru reported just over 9,000 new cases, while Colombia, Argentina, Mexico all reported more than 5,000 new cases in the past 24 hours.
Canada reported 499 new cases and 10 deaths, according to WHO. However, the data does not include all provinces as B.C. health officials do not provide COVID-19 updates on the weekends.