More than 688,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 92.5 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Saturday.

As many as 92,506,811 novel coronavirus cases and 2,001,773 coronavirus-associated deaths were registered across the globe. The number of confirmed cases grew by 688,015 in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities increased by 14,718.

The WHO statistics is based on officially confirmed data from the countries.

South and North America account for more than 54% of new COVID-19 cases submitted to the WHO in the past 24 hours (373,931). Europe goes second (219,615 cases) followed by South East Asia (30,500).

Most COVID-19 cases are recorded in the United States (23,097,938), followed by India (10,542,841), Brazil (8,324,294), Russia (3,544,623), the UK (3,316,023), France (2,825,764), Italy (2,352,423), Spain (2,211,967), Germany (2,019,636), Colombia (1,849,101), Argentina (1,770,715), and Mexico (1,588,369).