.
.
.
.

Global coronavirus cases surpass 3.5 million, deaths nearing a quarter of a million

Published: Updated:

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 3.5 million on Monday, with deaths nearing a quarter of a million, although the rate of fatalities and new cases has slowed from peaks reached last month, a Reuters tally shows.

North America and European countries accounted for most of the new cases reported in recent days, but numbers were rising from smaller bases in Latin America, Africa, and Russia.

Globally, there were 84,004 new cases over the past 24 hours, according to the Reuters tally that is based on official government data, taking total cases to just over 3.5 million.

Read more:

US to have coronavirus vaccine by end of the year: Trump

Coronavirus: Iran, Russia hackers target UK institutions to find vaccine secrets

Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia tests new ‘Tawakkalna’ app aimed at managing curfew permits