India is third measured by cases that rose 2.22 million, followed by Russian Federation with 890,799 and South Africa with 559,859. The U.S. has by far the more cases, at 5.05 million, and COVID-19-related deaths at 162,938, as cases have increased by 376,692 and the death toll has increased by 7,373 in the past week.
The US has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic, recording almost 163,000 deaths - by far the highest of any country, ahead only of Brazil, which on Saturday became the second country to pass 100,000 deaths.
Other states with over 180,000 cases include Georgia, Illinois, Arizona and New Jersey, according to the CSSE.
Florida on Sunday reported 6,229 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday for the second-highest total in the nation at 532,806, in addition to another 77 deaths among residents for a death toll of 8,186 in sixth place. Brazil too surpassed a grim milestone - 100,000 deaths from Covid-19.
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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation says that, if 95 percent of the people in the United States were to wear masks when leaving their homes, the death toll would decrease to around 228,000. An NPR/Ipsos poll released last week found that 82% of K-12 teachers said they were concerned about returning to the classroom this fall, with two-thirds admitting a preference to primarily teach online.
The hardest-hit U.S. state of California reported 555,797 cases, followed by Florida with 526,577 cases, Texas with 497,900 cases and NY with 420,345 cases, the tally showed.
The state is one of the few in the country without mask requirements or restrictions on public gatherings, worrying public health officials, given that an estimated 250,000 people are expected to attend the rally over the course of nine days.