The world has now recorded 10 million coronavirus cases

People walk through a popular shopping street in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 26 June 2020. Source: EFE

The number of coronavirus infections recorded globally now stands at more than 10 million.

More than 10 million cases of coronavirus have been officially declared around the world, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

At 10pm AEST on Sunday, 10,005,970 infections and 499,306 deaths had been registered globally.

The United States, which has the biggest outbreak in the world, had recorded 2,510,323 cases.

Brazil, with 1,313,667 recorded cases, and Russia, with 633,542, have the world’s second and third highest number of infections.

Australia has recorded 104 deaths and 7,686 cases. Around 7,000 people have recovered.

It is thought the tallies reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.

It comes as many hard-hit countries are easing lockdowns while making extensive alterations to work and social life that could last for a year or more until a vaccine is available.

Some countries are experiencing a resurgence in infections, leading authorities to partially reinstate lockdowns, in what experts say could be a recurring pattern in the coming months and into 2021.

The first cases of coronavirus were confirmed in January in Wuhan, China, before infections and fatalities surged in Europe, then the United States, and later Russia.

People in Australia must stay at least 1.5 metres away from others. Check your state’s restrictions on gathering limits.

Testing for coronavirus is now widely available across Australia. If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, arrange a test by calling your doctor or contact the Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

The federal government's coronavirus tracing app COVIDSafe is available for download from your phone's app store.

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Additional reporting by Reuters.

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