The global death toll from COVID-19 has topped 4.560 million, while over 220.2 million cases of the virus have been detected, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The United States has the highest death toll and overall coronavirus tally, with 39.9 million infected and 648,000 fatalities. It is followed by India (32.9 million cases, 440,000 deaths) and Brazil (20.8 million cases and a death toll of over 583,000).
Next week the White House will unveil its latest strategy to manage the Delta variant of coronavirus, President Joe Biden said, as the United States experiences a fresh spike in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations despite the vaccination of more than half its population.
Meanwhile, the European Union and UK-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca have agreed to end litigation over the execution of the advance purchase agreement, reaching a deal on the delivery of the remaining COVID-19 vaccine doses to the bloc.