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World Health Organization says global COVID-19 cases surpass 10 mln

Global coronavirus cases exceed 10 million

The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

On the other hand, the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. topped 2.5 million, reaching 2,500,419, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

While the overall death rate has flattened in recent weeks, health experts have expressed concerns about record numbers of new cases in countries including the US, India and Brazil, as well as new outbreaks in parts of Asia.

Global infections from the novel coronavirus have surpassed 10 million as the rate of new cases surges.

Florida's Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has conceded there has been an "explosion" in new cases. New coronavirus cases have been surging in more than half of USA states, reaching record highs.

More than half a million people have lost their lives due to coronavirus, according to the figures by Johns Hopkins University on Monday. So far, Britain has not targeted a specific region for a lockdown. Now, as many countries ease restrictions in the hope of restarting their economies, new outbreaks are emerging.

The disease also continues to rampage through Latin America, with Peru topping 9,000 deaths on Saturday.

In Australia's state of Victoria, authorities recorded their highest daily jump in locally acquired Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began, with 75 people testing positive on Monday and only one confirmed to be a returned worldwide traveller.

The United States topped the lists of both confirmed cases and deaths with 2,496,628 cases and 125,318 deaths, which was followed by Brazil with 1,313,667 cases and 57,070 deaths. Total infections are at 509,000, with more than 15,600 deaths.