Data shows that 18,306,842 people have contracted COVID-19 and 694,406 have died.
Latin America has become the world’s hardest hit region, surpassing five million confirmed cases of the infection on Monday, according to an alternate count by Reuters.
The following is the latest on the coronavirus pandemic from the past 24 hours:
Latin America passes 5 million cases
The coronavirus, which was initially slower to reach Latin America, has now infected over 5 million people in the region, according to Reuters.
Colombia registered 10,000 new on Monday, pushing the region’s collective tally past the five million mark.