Global number of COVID-19 cases surpasses 9 million

Worldwide, more than 9 million people have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

At least 4.4 million have recovered, while more than 469,000 people have died.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases as the total rose by 183,020 in a 24-hour period.

The coronavirus death toll in the United States has reached 120,225.

Brazil has registered 1.1 million cases since the pandemic began, while cumulative deaths reached 51,271 on Monday, the second-highest death toll in the world.

India registered its biggest single-day spike yet again on Sunday with 14,821 patients testing positive for Covid. The country’s caseload stands at 425,282, as per the latest health ministry update. The death toll stands at 13,699.