The World Health Organization has reported a new record in the increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases over a 24- hour period, at over 230,000.
The previous global record was on Friday, counting to 228,000 new cases worldwide.
According to the John Hopkins University, a total tally of close to 12.9 million cases was recorded worldwide by early on Monday, and 569,296 deaths.
The real global infection and death totals are likely to be higher due to delays in reporting, differing definitions, and testing rates and suspected underreporting from, some countries.
According to WHO’s report, the biggest increase in cases was from the US, Brazil, India, and South Africa.
South Africa accounts for 40% of all confirmed cases in Africa, with 264,184, including 3,971 deaths, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to WHO, global deaths remain constant at about 5,000 a day. But some countries are seeing their own fatality records trip.