While the actual number of cases around the world is believed to be significantly higher due to a variety of factors, the latest number comes from the team at Johns Hopkins University, who-per the Associated Press' update on Monday-is now reporting 40,088,893 confirmed cases.
Johns Hopkins University has put global coronavirus cases at 40,063,546 as of 10:00 UTC on Monday.
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Many countries and regions have seen a second wave of COVID-19 and a soaring number of new infections over the past months. To date, more than 1.1 million confirmed virus deaths have been reported. Within the past few days, the USA surpassed India as the country with the highest rate of new cases, with an average of more than 60,000 a day. As of October 15, children accounted for 1%-3.6% of total reported hospitalizations and 0%-0.27% of all COVID-19 deaths in the United States.
"However, states should continue to provide detailed reports on COVID-19 cases, testing, hospitalizations, and mortality by age and race/ethnicity so that the effects of COVID-19 on children's health can be documented and monitored", the report said.
"It's not insane to think that we would get there sooner than we would all like", Rivers said at the time.
Sixteen states reported record weekly increases in new cases.
In the past week alone, the country has recorded almost 386,000 new cases, including two days where there were over 60,000 cases reported - the highest daily figures since late July.
The countries with a death toll above 10,000 are Mexico (86,338), the United Kingdom (43,816), Italy (36,616), Spain (33,992), Peru (33,759), France (33,647), Iran (30,712), Colombia (29,102), Argentina (26,716), Russian Federation (24,205), South Africa (18,492), Chile (13,676), Indonesia (12,617), Ecuador (12,395), Belgium (10,413) and Iraq (10,317).
Northwestern Kansas has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic in recent weeks, and Norton County had the greatest number of new cases per 100,000 residents of any county in the United States for the two weeks ending Sunday, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.
The agency said several European cities could soon see their intensive care units overwhelmed and warned that governments and citizens should take all necessary measures to slow the spread of the virus, including bolstering testing and contact tracing, wearing face masks and following social distancing measures.
Some researchers have argued that allowing Covid-19 to spread in populations that are not obviously vulnerable will help build up herd immunity and is a more realistic way to stop the pandemic instead of the restrictive lockdowns that have proved economically devastating.