British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at 10 Downing Street after being discharged from hospital in London, Britain, on April 12. Photo: Pippa Fowles/handout to Xinhua via Getty Images

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to return to work on Monday after being being treated for the novel coronavirus this month, the BBC reports.

The big picture: 813 people who had tested positive for COVID-19 in the United Kingdom died in the last 24 hours, the country's Department of Health and Social Care said in a briefing on Saturday.

  • That figure represents an uptick from the past few days, but does not exceed previous one-day highs that neared 1,000 reported earlier this month.
  • The U.K. is currently reporting nearly 150,000 cases and over 20,000 deaths from the coronavirus, per Johns Hopkins data.

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Aug 3, 2020 - World

Kosovo prime minister the latest leader to test positive for coronavirus

Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti during a press conference in Pristina, Kosovo, in July. Photo: Armend Nimani/AFP via Getty Images

Kosovo's Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti announced on Facebook late Sunday that he's in isolation and will work from home for two weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, adding, "I have no signs, except a very mild cough."

The big picture: Kosovo has reported almost 8,800 cases and 249 deaths from the novel coronavirus, per Johns Hopkins data. The Kosovar government reintroduced lockdown measures last week for its population of 1.8 million amid surging cases, AP notes.

Updated 13 hours ago - Health

World coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

The number of COVID-19 cases surpassed 20 million worldwide on Monday evening, Johns Hopkins data shows.

The big picture: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual press conference as the world approached the milestone that 750,000 deaths were set to be recorded this week. "Every life lost matters," he said. "But I want to be clear: there are green shoots of hope and... it's never too late to turn the outbreak around."

Aug 2, 2020 - Health

Leading Indian politician tests positive for coronavirus

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah at the Parliament House on March 3. Photo: Prakash Singh/AFP via Getty Images

India's Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to the hospital on Sunday after testing positive for the coronavirus, he said in a tweet.

Why it matters: Shah "is widely viewed as the second most powerful person in India" behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Wall Street Journal reports.