Published: 2020-10-18 15:45
Last Updated: 2020-10-18 15:45
The number of COVID-19 cases across the world has reached 40,033,222, the death toll has passed 1,115,000 people and a total of 29,935,789 people have recovered from the virus, according to Worldometer on Sunday.
COVID-19 cases were recorded in more than 210 countries since December 2019.
The U.S. has topped the list of countries worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, recording more than 224,284 deaths and 8,343,244 total cases.
India is in second place with 114,064 deaths and 7,494,551 total cases, while Brazil has ranked third with 153,690 deaths and 5,224,362 cases.
Russia ranks fourth with 24,187 deaths and 1,399,334 infections, followed by Spain with 33,775 deaths and 982,723 cases.
In addition, Europe has previously announced new health and safety restrictions, such as preventing gatherings in London, imposing a curfew in France, closing schools in Poland, closing bars and restaurants for a month in Northern Ireland.
The World Health Organization(WHO) has previously announced that COVID-19 is now the fifth leading cause of death in Europe.