A crowded London street is seen on October 18, shortly after the city was placed under new coronavirus restrictions.
  • Worldwide coronavirus cases hit 40 million on Monday. 
  • Large parts of the world is entering a second wave of the virus, and governments are scrambling to institute new lockdown measures. 
  • The US, India, and Brazil remain the hardest-hit countries with a combined nearly 21 million cases. 
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Global coronavirus cases reached 40 million on Monday, as much of the world heads into a new wave of the outbreak. 

That figure is based on three different estimates from Reuters, Worldometer, and Johns Hopkins University

Monday's landmark figure marks a doubling of worldwide coronavirus cases since August 10, and comes three days after global cases rose by a record 400,000 in one day, according to Reuters. 

The United States, India, and Brazil have the most cases in the world, with a combined nearly 21 million cases. 

Mumbai Police personnel are tested for the coronavirus on October 15, 2020.

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