A doctor observes through a glass window the condition of the patient in a ward in Moscow, Russia. File/AP
More than 198.02 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and over 4.38 million have died, according to a reputable news agency tally on Monday.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
India on Monday has reported 40,134 new cases of the coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
According to a government statement the country's total caseload now stands at 31.7 million infections. The COVID-19 death toll rose by 422 in the last 24 hours, with the total reaching 424,773.
Brazil has now registered 19,938,358 cases since the pandemic began.
Russia reported 22,804 new COVID-19 cases, including 2,484 in Moscow, taking the official national tally since the pandemic began to around 6.29 million.
The government coronavirus task force said 789 people had died of coronavirus-linked causes in the past 24 hours, pushing the national death toll to 159,352.
The Brazilian Health Ministry said on Sunday the country has had 20,503 new cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours, and 464 deaths from COVID-19.
The South American country has now registered 19,938,358 cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 556,834, according to ministry data, in the world's third worst outbreak outside the United States and India and its second-deadliest.
As vaccination advances in Brazil, the rolling 7-day average of COVID deaths has dropped to 932 fatalities in the past week, down from almost 3,000 a week at the peak of the pandemic in early April.
The South American country has now registered 330,890 infections and 21,048 deaths from the new coronavirus, though experts say under-testing means the real figures may be 15 times higher or more.
With 554,296 deaths and over 30 million confirmed cases, the United States tops the list of twenty countries with the highest recorded infections and deaths in the world.
A record surge of 55,079 new cases in the past 24 hours took India’s coronavirus caseload past 1.6 million, as the government decided to lift a nighttime curfew that has been in force since late March.
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