The global cumulative count of confirmed coronavirus cases is approaching nine million, with 133,326 cases recorded over the past day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in its daily situation report on Tuesday.
Over the past 24 hours, 3,847 people died from COVID-19 worldwide, taking the cumulative death toll to 469,587 fatalities, according to the report.
The global case total has now reached 8,993,659.
The Americas still account for the majority of cases and deaths -- 4.4 million and 224,207, respectively.
The United States remains the country with the highest count of cases and fatalities -- 2.3 million and 119,761, respectively.