The United States remains the worst-hit country with 247,175 deaths, and over 11 million cases so far.
Governors and mayors across the US are ratcheting up COVID-19 restrictions amid the record-shattering resurgence of the virus that is likely to worsen because of holiday travel and family gatherings over Thanksgiving, reports AP.
A record-breaking nearly 70,000 people were hospitalised with the coronavirus in the US as of Sunday, according to the COVID Tracking Project.
Deaths in the US are running at more than 1,100 per day on average, an increase of over 50 percent from early October.
The virus is blamed for more than 246,000 deaths and over 11 million confirmed infections in the US.
Besides, with 216 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 hit 166,014, the Ministry of Health reported on Monday.
The ministry said another 13,371 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, raising the national caseload to 5,876,464.
The ministry explained that there are delays in data collection in some states, so the information should be updated in the coming days.
India is in the second spot in terms of cases, with 8,845,127 cases as of this morning. It has reported 130,070 deaths so far – the third-highest in the world.