Global confirmed COVID-19 cases top 8 million, U.S. cases over 2.1 million
Updated 08:29, 16-Jun-2020

Global confirmed COVID-19 cases have topped 8 million, according to the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll is now over 435,000. 

The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States also surpassed 2.1 million, according to the latest figures. Meanwhile, the national death toll reached 115,827.

In Brazil, the death toll from the pandemic rose to nearly 44,000 on Monday, according to Health Ministry data. 

Brazil registered 627 new fatalities on Monday, down from an average of nearly 1,000 over the past week. 

The ministry registered about 20,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the total number of infections to 888,271 in the world's second worst-hit country. 

As a result of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday that the 93rd Oscars ceremony, scheduled to be held on February 28, 2021, has been rescheduled to April 25, 2021.