US' Coronavirus Tally Crosses 2.5 Million Mark, Toll at 125,480

Global COVID-19 cases near 10mn Johns Hopkins University

Global cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, have on Sunday topped 10 million, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Several states such as California, Arizona, Texas and Florida have reported record spikes of new cases in recent days, prompting some local governments to backpedal on reopening policies.

With an additional 502 deaths recorded Saturday, the United States has now seen 125,480 fatalities related to COVID-19, or approximately one-fourth the world total of over 495,000.

Covid-19 has infected 10,001,527 and killed at least 499,123 people globally.

The planet will also soon see another significant mark: 10 million cases of the virus.

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The state of NY reported 391,923 cases and 31,362 deaths, both topping the nation.

The US accounted for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities with 2,510,323 and 125,539, respectively, according to the CSSE. As of Saturday evening, there were more than 9.89 million confirmed infections.

Some countries are experiencing a resurgence in infections, leading authorities to partially reinstate lockdowns in what experts say could be a recurring pattern in the coming months and into next year.

Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and NY are the only four states in the nation that are on track to contain COVID-19, according to data analyzed by Covid Act Now.

On Saturday, Florida reported more than 9500 new cases, up from nearly 9000 on Friday, the previous record. Georgia, Nevada and SC also reported new daily records of infections that day while Arizona broke its previous record for hospitalisations.

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