The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 2,537,449 with the global confirmed cases reaching 114,414,597 as of 9:00 am BJT on Tuesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 9:00 am BJT, March 2):
Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Rochelle Walensky warned Monday the country is at risk of losing its recent progress in the battle against COVID-19 if states are rolling back health measures.
Another 5,455 people in Britain have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,182,009, according to official figures released Monday.
France has recorded a total of 86,803 coronavirus-related fatalities as of Monday, with 375 new deaths registered in the past 24 hours, according to health authorities.
Iran issued on Monday a warning over a possible "fourth wave" of the COVID-19 pandemic, after the country's daily death toll rises above 100 for the first since early January. Meanwhile, Israel reported 5,479 new COVID-19.
The recently accelerated new wave of COVID-19 infections in Poland is primarily caused by the variant first identified in Britain, Polish Health Minister Adam Niedzielski said Monday.
Israel's Ministry of Health reported 5,479 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the total tally in the country to 779,958.