As of 5 p.m. on April 18, there were over 141 million coronavirus cases globally, with the death toll reaching 3.0 million, according to John Hopkins University. The good news is that there are over 120 million recoveries.
The United States is leading the world in both COVID-19 infections and fatalities, with over 32 million confirmed cases and over 580,000 deaths.
The Head of the World Health Organization said on Friday that the number of new COVID-19 cases per week has nearly doubled globally over the past two months, approaching the highest rate seen so far during the pandemic.
India reported a record high of over 261,000 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total tally to some 14.8 million, according to data released by the country’s health ministry.
It was the fourth consecutive day when more than 200,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported in a single day in India.