The coronavirus pandemic has now infected over 20.23 million people and has killed more than 737,000.

Iran PressAmerica: The World Health Organization has insisted there was still hope of conquering the coronavirus pandemic despite the suffering behind the looming landmarks of 750,000 deaths and over 20 million cases.

With both figures expected to be reached within days, the WHO stressed it was never too late to take action to suppress the COVID-19 crisis that has gripped the planet.

Brazil registered 22,048 new cases of coronavirus and 703 deaths, the health ministry has said.

Overall, Brazil now has 3,057,470 confirmed cases, while the death toll has risen to 101,752.

In the US there have been 5,088,516 confirmed cases and 163,400 deaths.

Mexico's health ministry has reported 5,558 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 705 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 485,836 cases and 53,003 deaths.

Nigeria has now recorded 46,577 cases of coronavirus, with 945 related deaths. 33,186 people have recovered while 319,851 tests have been carried out in the West African nation, which is the third worst-affected country on the continent after South Africa and Egypt. 207/216

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