Over 518,000 coronavirus cases reported globally in past day

More than 518,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 126.89 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Monday.

On March 29, as many as 126,890,540 novel coronavirus cases and 2,778,619 coronavirus-associated deaths were registered across the globe. The number of confirmed cases grew by 518,201 in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities increased by 8,923.

The WHO statistics is based on officially confirmed data from the countries.

North and South America account for more than 39% of the COVID-19 daily tally (204,009 cases). Next are Europe (176,469 cases), and Southeast Asia (76,529 cases).

The biggest number of coronavirus cases was reported from the United States (29,921,599), Brazil (12,490,362), India (12,039,644), Russia (4,528,543), France (4,472,071), the United Kingdom (4,333,046), Italy (3,532,057), Spain (3,247,738), Turkey (3,208,173), Germany (2,782,273), Colombia (2,375,591), and Argentina (2,301,389).


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