Global COVID-19 cases pass 25 million

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Global coronavirus cases surged past 25 million, according to a Johns Hopkins University’s tally, as deaths exceed 843,000.

The United States, Brazil and India reported highest number of infections.

Coronavirus infections in the US are approaching 6 million as many Midwest states reported increasing cases on Sunday. More than 180,000 people in the US have died of COVID-19. To date, the country reported 5,934,824 cases nationwide and  182,149  deaths.

India, a nation of 1.3 billion people, reported 78,761 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, setting a global record for the third time in recent days. Until this past week, the US had held the record for a single-day increase in cases, 75,682 on July 16.

Brazil’s Ministry of Health has reported at least 758 additional coronavirus fatalities during the last 24 hours, with 41,350 new cases, bringing the death toll to 120,262, and the confirmed cases to 3,846,153.

More than 16.4 million have recovered worldwide.