Coronavirus: Global infections pass 50m

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has passed 50 million.

A total of 50,052,204 infections had been reported around the world by Sunday evening.

Johns Hopkins University tracker showed that the United States, India and Brazil have the highest figures.

The US has 9,879,323 infections, followed by India with 8,507,754 and Brazil, which has reported 5,653,561.

Europe has also greatly contributed to the global surge in cases. It has reported around 12 million cases, making the region the worst-affected region, overtaking Latin America.

The trackers have calculated that October was the worst month of the coronavirus pandemic so far, with its second wave in the past 30 days accounting for a quarter of all cases.

The latest week average shows global daily infections are rising by more than 540,000.

The global toll stands at more than 1,250,000. The US, Brazil and India have recorded the most fatalities.