According to Johns Hopkins, There are over 43.2 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 1.5 million deaths.
The U.S. has surpassed 8.6 million cases with 225,000 deaths.
Per the COVID-19 Tracking Project, there were 65,413 new cases reported Sunday, which is lower than the 82,550 cases reported the day earlier. Over one million new tests were reported on Sunday. And 377 deaths were reported yesterday, which is lower than the 884 deaths reported the day prior.
The World Health Organization’s director-general, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the northern hemisphere faces a “dangerous moment” as Covid-19 cases have surged.
AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine candidate, which is being developed in partnership with the University of Oxford, has shown promising results in inducing a positive immune response--a sign that a vaccine could be ready to ship out to the public before the end of the year.
Citing unnamed sources, both the Financial Times and Reuters reported on Monday that the British pharmaceutical giant’s most recent findings related to its phase 3 trial show that the vaccine candidate triggers protective antibodies and T-cells, helping the body fight off the virus.
Jim Cramer weighs in on what investors need to know about the rise in coronavirus infections.