Declared coronavirus infections topped 7 million globally, with two-thirds of the cases being in Europe and the United States, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally of official figures at 3 am (EST) Monday.
At least 7,016,794 cases have been officially recorded around the world, including 402,874 deaths, and Europe is the hardest-hit continent with 2,275,305 cases and 183,542 deaths. The United States has recorded 1,942,363 cases and 110,514 deaths since the outbreak first emerged in China late last year.
The number of cases reported globally has doubled in just over a month, and more than 1 million cases of COVID-19 have been registered in the past nine days.
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