New Delhi, Aug 03, 2020: The global Coronavirus (Covid-19)cases topped 18 million on Sunday, as various countries continued to see spike in infection. Six months after the UN health agency declared the coronavirus global emergency, it has killed more than 687,000 people across the world.
The United States which has recorded the maximum number of confirmed cases, saw an increase of 58,947 on Sunday which took the total tally at 4,601,526 cases.
In Brazil, the total Covid-19 death toll was up to over 94,000 after the country reported 540 new fatalities.
Latin America is among the world’s worst affected region. On Sunday after Argentina broke past 200,000 Covid-19 cases on Sunday and Colombia set a daily record, the infections tally surged past 5 million in the region.
Meanwhile, in India, the number of people who have recovered from Covid-19 in India crossed the 1.1 million mark over the weekend. It was the highest number of recovery recorded yet in over two days.
India’s recorded 52,972 fresh cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 1,803,695. While the death toll dropped slightly with 771 deaths.