The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States of America has surpassed three million.

 Aljazeera reports that the virus is surging in several southern hotspots including Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Arizona.

Due to the rising cases globally, a number of people have reacted. One of them is the Israeli defence minister, Benny Gantz, who said, he entered quarantine as a precautionary measure due to suspected exposure to a person infected with the coronavirus.

In Italy, authorities have called for new precautionary measures for passengers travelling to European Union countries from outside the bloc to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Meanwhile, the global figure for those infected with the deadly pandemic has passed 11.8 million.

On casualties so far Johns Hopkins University has reported in a a data that, at least 545,300 people have died.

The nations with the highest number of death tolls are US and Brazil.