Global coronavirus cases top 10 million led by the United States

Coronavirus cases are also spiking in South America - most notably in Brazil, which has seen more than 1.2 million confirmed cases and more than 57,000 reported deaths, according to Johns Hopkins' data.

India has reported over 16,000 deaths, with an additional 19,900 infections being reported Sunday, taking the total to over 528,800 confirmed cases.

The milestone comes at a time when multiple countries have indicated progress in their efforts to quell the spread of a novel coronavirus, while other nations and states question their decision-making processes as COVID-19 cases continue to spike.

The country broke its single-day new infections record repeatedly this week, with well over 39,000 new reported cases on Thursday. Nearly 2,500 new cases were recorded in 24 hours, taking the total to 220,180, health officials said, according to Reuters.

While the United States accounts for around one quarter of global deaths - 125,539 out of 499,124 worldwide - and has by far the highest death toll, the epicentre of the disease is now Latin America.

Experts say that especially early on, many victims died of Covid-19 without being tested for it.

Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and NY are the only four states in the nation that are on track to contain COVID-19, according to data analyzed by Covid Act Now. At the first White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing in almost two months, Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that all 50 states are opening safely.

"We want to get the economy back, but you've got to do it in a measured way".

There have been 499,296 global deaths from the virus, according to the university's count. This brought the cumulative death toll to 9,073.

On June 25, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a revised list of who is at increased risk of becoming severely ill due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although President Donald Trump has avoided wearing masks in public, some Republicans are recommending that the public do so.