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 2021.
Overall, the United States has the highest death rate with 128,000 fatalities and more than 2.5 million cases - roughly twice that of Brazil, which has the second-highest number of deaths at 57,000. Some researchers said the death toll in Latin America could rise to over 380,000 by October, from around 100,000 this week.
The US remains the worst-hit country with over 2.5 million infections, while its death toll exceeds 125,500. The United States accounts for about a quarter of all deaths.More news: Wirecard: Cardholders' money locked as FCA freezes United Kingdom subsidiary
Some European leaders are not taking any chances in preventing new clusters.
The number of new cases in the city was down by half from the day before, the National Health Commission reported. So far, Britain has not targeted a specific region for a lockdown.
The most affected countries are the US, Brazil, Russia and India, standing at more than 2.5 million, 1.3 million, 600,000 and 500,000 cases respectively.More news: Watch Deadpool's Ryan Reynolds Hilariously Crash 'X-Men' Coronavirus Benefit Reunion
In India, densely populated cities have been particularly hard hit. The country set a daily record on Saturday with 18,500 new cases and 385 deaths.
Beijing temporarily shut a huge wholesale food market where the virus spread widely earlier this month, re-closed schools and locked down some neighborhoods. Total infections are at 509,000, with more than 15,600 deaths.
Iran, which has struggled to curb its outbreak even as it gradually lifted restrictions from April, has launched a mask-wearing campaign.More news: Man shot by officers in Glasgow attack named
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 global traveller.