The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world has surpassed 25 million, according to Johns Hopkins University on Sunday.
With the total COVID-19 cases around the world reaching 25,009,250, the death toll worldwide has risen to 842,702 as of 0700 GMT, the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University showed.
The United States reported the most COVID-19 cases and deaths, which stood at 5,961,582 and 182,779 respectively, accounting for almost a quarter of the global confirmed cases, and more than one fifth of the global death toll.
Brazil recorded 3,846,153 cases and 120,262 deaths, second only to the United States. India, following Brazil, has confirmed more than 3.5 million cases.
Countries with over 500,000 cases also include Russia, Peru, South Africa, Colombia and Mexico,
while countries with over 40,000 deaths include Mexico, India and Britain, according to the CSSE.
Romania has reported 1,365 novel coronavirus cases on Saturday as the country moves to further lift its virus restrictive measures next month.
With the new daily figure, the country now has a total of 85,833 confirmed cases, according to the Strategic Communication Group (GCS), Romania’s official COVID-19 communication task force.
The country also registered 32 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising the national tally to 3,539, said GCS.
On Thursday, Romania reported 1,504 new cases, the highest daily figure since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country.
Currently, the country has 44,906 active cases, and among them, 7,225 are hospitalized. A total of 37,388 people have recovered.
The Romanian government has announced that from Sept. 1, the indoor parts of the HORECA (hotels, restaurants and cafes) industry, theaters and cinemas will resume operations with some health and epidemic prevention rules.
In addition, primary and secondary schools will start on Sept. 14, and people will vote in local elections on Sept. 27.