Globally, the number of COVID-19 infections now stands at 9.98m, and more than 498,000 people have died – Johns Hopkins University.
Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people in seven months. More than five million have recovered.
Italy has registered the lowest number of daily deaths since March 1, a week before the country went into nationwide lockdown.
The US has reported at least 2.5 million cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of more than 44,000 cases from its previous count, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. The death toll there has already exceeded 125,000.