3.0 million new people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to data released by the World Health Organization on Thursday.
The agency said that the number of cases in the world rose to 6.5 million in September.
That was up from 6.4 million in August and 5.7 million in July.
That is up from 4.7 millions in June and 4.5 millions in May.
The agency also noted that in the United States, there have been a total of 15.4 new cases.
That’s down from 17.4 in June.
And, in other news, the United Nations announced Thursday that it has raised its annual forecast for global COVID pandemic numbers to a peak of 10.8 million by the end of 2019.
The number of new infections, deaths and deaths from COVID has dropped to 8.1 million.