World Health Organisation again reported a single-day record of new infections with 259,848.
Global death toll now above 600,000
US and Brazil are the most severely-hit countries with Washington reporting a new record increase of more than 74,000 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total to over 3.5 million. More than 140,000 people have also lost their lives to the virus in the US.
Infections are soaring in U.S. states like Florida, Texas, Arizona, fueled by the haphazard lifting of lockdowns and the resistance of some Americans to wearing masks.
Latest #COVID19 The countries at 0030 GMT, July 19: JHU
South Africa: 350,879