More than 564,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 61.87 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Sunday, Trend reports citing TASS.
As of 19:21 (GMT+4) on November 29 as many as 61,869,330 novel coronavirus cases and 1,448,896 coronavirus-associated deaths were registered across the globe. The number of confirmed cases grew by 564,813 in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities increased by 8,985.
The highest daily tally of coronavirus cases (667,164) was reported on November 14 and the highest daily death toll (12,432) was reported on April 17.
The WHO statistics is based on officially confirmed data from the countries.
North and South America account for more than 45% of the COVID-19 daily tally (258,302 cases). Next are Europe (210,063 cases), and Southeast Asia (50,531 cases).
The biggest number of coronavirus cases was reported from the United States (12,939,666), India (9,392,919), Brazil (6,238,350), Russia (2,269,316), France (2,169,811), Spain (1,628,208), the United Kingdom (1,605,176), Italy (1,564,532), Argentina (1,407,277), Colombia (1,290,510), Mexico (1,090,675), and Germany (1,042,700).