More than nine million people have now been infected with the novel coronavirus worldwide, according to an AFP tally drawing on official sources, as of Monday 1520 GMT.
More than half of the 9,000,091 cases are in Europe and the United States. Europe has recorded 2,537,451, whereas the United States has registered 2,281,903.
The number of cases worldwide has doubled since May 16 and more than a million new cases have been recorded in the past seven days.
The official figures nevertheless reflect only a fraction of the true number, as many countries only test serious cases.