Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than 40 million confirmed cases in189 countries, and in excess of one million deaths.
The virus is surging in many regions, and some countries that had apparent success in suppressing initial outbreaks, are also seeing rising new infections.
1. The United States on Sunday surpassed 7 million.
2. India is now the second most corona-affected country as it surpassed Brazil, Russia, Peru and the UK, with its total corona cases standing at 6,074,702.
3.Brazil with more than 4 million cases
4.Russia with more than 1 million cases
The US has recorded more than 225,000 deaths from coronavirus – the world’s highest official death toll.
New cases have hit a record daily high, with more than 83,000 new infections.
US Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, has warned that hospital admission numbers are growing, but mortality rates are falling due to better patient care.
The US has had more than eight million confirmed cases and the handling of the pandemic has become a central talking point in the presidential election campaign.
Cases and hospital admissions are now rising fast again in many European countries.
Spain and France have become the first western European countries to record more than one million cases, and several others have recorded their highest number of new infections since the start of the pandemic.
Israel imposed a new national lockdown after recording record numbers of daily cases in late September, which is expected to be lifted only gradually towards the end of October.
Peru has recently reopened its borders for the first time in seven months after seeing a second surge in cases.
Other countries that have seen a resurgence of the virus include Canada and Russia.
5.Colombia with 813,056 coronavirus cases
6.Peru reported 800,142 coronavirus cases
7.Mexico now has 730,317 confirmed cases of coronavirus
In Latin America, Brazil has passed five million confirmed cases, although the number of daily new infections is thought to be slowing.
Argentina has become one of only seven countries to record more than one million cases – and daily cases are still rising.
Cases in Indonesia started to rise at the end of August and the country has been recording around 4,000 new cases a day in October. The country has recorded more than 13,000 deaths – the highest number in South East Asia.
The Czech Republic is now one of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, with a high number of cases relative to the size of its population.
India has driven the increase in numbers in Asia, with nearly eight million confirmed infections, the second-highest official total in the world after the US.
The country has, however, maintained a relatively low death rate, given the size of its population.
In the Middle East, cases in Iraq have been rising steadily since June, with the country having recorded more than 440,000 cases in total. However, there are signs cases may now be levelling off.
8. Spain has 716,481 coronavirus cases
9. Argentina COVID-19 death toll rises to 15,749
10. South Africa reported 670,766 coronavirus cases
Africa has recorded nearly 1.7 million confirmed cases, although the true extent of the pandemic there is not known as testing rates are low.
South Africa, with some 700,000 cases and nearly 19,000 deaths, is still the worst affected country on the continent. Morocco and Egypt are the only other African countries to officially record more than 100,000 cases.
Governments across the world have been forced to limit public movement and close businesses and venues in a bid to slow the spread of the virus. This has had a devastating impact on the global economy.
Damage to the world’s major economies is four times worse than the 2009 global financial crisis, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Meanwhile, the United Nations has said that up to 265 million people could face starvation by the end of the year because of the impact of Covid-19.