COVID-19 update

(VOVWORLD) -212 countries and territories around the world have reported more than 2.9 million confirmed infections and more than 206,000 deaths from the novel coronavirus, according to statistics website

The coronavirus death toll in the US topped 55,000 as of Monday, out of more than 980,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The world’s second worst-hit country is Spain, with more than 226,000 confirmed cases and more than 23,000 deaths.

The curve appears to be flattening in previous COVID-19 epicenters in Europe. Italy recorded 260 new coronavirus deaths on Sunday, its smallest increase since March 15. On Sunday, France reported 242 deaths in 24 hours, a drop of more than a third from the previous day, and its fewest coronavirus deaths in five weeks.