Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories. File photo
More than 43.32 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,156,285 have died, according to a Reuters tally published on Tuesday.
With 225,313 deaths and around 8.7 million confirmed cases, the United States tops the list of twenty countries with the highest recorded infections and deaths in the world, followed by India, Brazil and Russia.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
US reports 8,617,022 cases of new coronavirus on Monday. File photo
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, on Monday, reported 8,617,022 cases of new coronavirus, an increase of 63,195 from its previous count.
The CDC added that the number of deaths had risen by 380 to 224,601.
Brazil registered 15,726 new cases of coronavirus and 263 new COVID-19 deaths, the health ministry said on Monday.
Brazil health ministry announces 15,726 new cases of coronavirus and 263 new COVID-19 deaths on Monday. File photo
Brazil has registered more than 5.4 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 157,397 according to ministry data.WAM
The daily number of new coronavirus infections in France stayed above 20,000 on average for the fourth straight day on Tuesday, while hospitalisations reached an eight-week high of 27,041.
The travel ban was a blow to right-wing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has followed the example of US President Donald Trump in addressing the pandemic, fighting calls for social distancing and touting unproven drugs.
Brazil has reported more than 34,000 deaths from the virus so far, meaning it surpassed the amount in Italy and trails only the UK and US Experts consider the tally a significant undercount due to insufficient testing.
India logged 26,964 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours taking the caseload to 3,35,31,498, while the active cases declined to 301,989, the lowest in 186 days, Union Health Ministry's data showed on Wednesday.
The quake's epicentre was near the rural town of Mansfield in the state of Victoria, about 200 km (124 miles) northeast of Melbourne, and was at a depth of 10 km (six miles). An aftershock was rated 4.0.
Secretary-General rang the alarm in his annual state-of-the-world speech at the opening of the UN General Assembly’s high-level meeting for leaders of its 193 member nations.