Live updates: Global COVID-19 cases surpass 165 million
Updated 11:33, 21-May-2021


The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 165 million, with more than 3.4 million deaths, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Here is the latest:

The Chinese mainland reported 24 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all from overseas.

Japan is likely to hold off on administering AstraZeneca PLC's COVID-19 vaccine despite expected approval on Friday, amid concerns about blood clots.

U.S. President Joe Biden plans to send an additional 20 million doses of U.S. coronavirus vaccines abroad by the end of June.

Argentina will tighten pandemic lockdown measures to combat a severe second COVID-19 wave, President Alberto Fernandez said on Thursday.

Data from JHU showed that over 1.5 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered worldwide. 

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