Worldwide COVID-19 reported cases cross 40.06 million

Global COVID-19 death toll passes 1 million with European nations among worst hit

More than 40.06 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,113,218 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

The world hit a new benchmark in the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, surpassing 40 million coronavirus infections, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. With the flu season looming, the rate of new cases in the U.S. and other countries is rising at rates not seen in months.