More than 80 million confirmed cases of coronavirus were detected worldwide since the pandemic began a year ago and 1.76 million deaths, according to an AFP tally based on official figures at 0800 GMT Sunday.
The US recorded its 12th million COVID-19 case on Saturday, as millions of Americans were expected to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, ignoring warnings from health officials about furthering the spread of the infectious disease.
The number of coronavirus cases in the US crossed the 11-million mark on Sunday reaching yet another grim milestone, according to a Reuters tally, as the third wave of COVID-19 infections surged across the country.
The US set yet another daily record for new coronavirus cases on Friday, topping 184,000, while the outgoing president, Donald Trump, promised imminent distribution of a vaccine — except to New York, which he threatened to leave out for political reasons — and the President-elect Joe Biden pleaded with Americans to follow basic mitigation measures.
Russia on Tuesday reported record high daily coronavirus cases and deaths, pushing total infections to over 1.32 million, but authorities said they do not plan to impose lockdowns across the vast country.
India’s coronavirus caseload topped seven million on Sunday when the Health Ministry reported 74,383 new infections in the previous 24 hours, with a rise in infections in southern states offsetting a drop in western regions.