More than 18 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus. Almost 10.64 million patients have recovered and while almost 688,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
India recorded over 50,000 coronavirus cases for a 5th consecutive day, taking its tally way past the 1,800,000 mark. India’s death toll now stands at 38,161. The states that have reported the biggest 24-hour jump in active cases are West Bengal (2,739), Madhya Pradesh (921), Mizoram (55). Five most affected states by total tally of cases are Maharashtra (4,41,228), Tamil Nadu (251,738), Andhra Pradesh (1,58,764), Delhi (137,677), and Karnataka (1,34,819). Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa were reported to be among prominent political leaders who have tested positive for coronavirus. The two tested positive on Sunday.
The United States is in a new phase of the novel coronavirus outbreak with infections “extraordinarily widespread” in rural areas as well as cities, a White House coronavirus experts said, as cases hit 4.6 million with more than 154,000 deaths reported.
Millions of COVID-19 tests able to detect the virus within 90 minutes will be rolled out in the UK to boost capacity in the coming months, the country’s health minister has announced, while cases nationwide surpassed 306,000, with more than 46,000 deaths.
Brazil has recorded 25,800 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus and 541 deaths, bringing the total to more than 2.73 million and more than 94,000 deaths as of the end of Sunday, according to the country’s health ministry.