The cumulative global tally of confirmed coronavirus cases has increased by 137,526 over the past day, down from 142,672 the day before, to 7,690,708, according to the WHO.
Over the past 24 hours, 4,281 people have died from COVID-19 worldwide, down from 5,055 the day before, taking the death toll to 427,630.
The United States still has the highest case count in the world, with 2,081,296 infected, including 115,521 fatalities and 556,606 who have recovered. Meanwhile, the daily fatality rate in the state of New York — the worst-hit state — continues to decrease, with 23 new COVID-19 patients being recorded over the past 24 hours, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection in Africa has reached 230,454 and 6,218 people have died from the disease there, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday. More than 106,000 people have recovered there since the outbreak began.