Global coronavirus cases surpass 8 million

The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the world has surpassed 8 million, APA reports citing Worldmeters.

Currently, 8,007,712 people have infected with the coronavirus. 435 848 people have died from the disease, 4,134,702 recovered so far.

The worst-hit U.S. has recorded over 2 million confirmed cases, with 115,732 deaths and Brazil has reported 867,624 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus with 43,332 deaths.

Russia is now in the third position with 528, 267 cases followed by India (320,922), United Kingdom (297,342) and Spain (243,928).

The UK has the third-highest death toll at 41,783, followed by Italy with 34,345, France 29,410 and Spain 27,136, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, Chinese health authorities said on Monday that they had received reports of 49 confirmed new COVID-19 cases in Chinese mainland on Sunday, of which 39 were local transmissions. No new deaths were reported.

Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

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