New York City's once-bustling Times Square. Photo: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

The novel coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on the lives of people around the world.

The big picture: The first known case outside China was in Thailand on Jan. 13. Since then, governments around the world have responded to surging case numbers with a range of measures designed to curb the spread of the virus. There were more than 723,000 confirmed COVID-19 infections by early Monday, per Johns Hopkins data.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a news briefing with a limited number of journalists allowed placed at a distance to each other, Berlin, Germany. Photo: Markus Schreiber/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
A priest holds Sunday mass as he looks toward photographs sent in by his parishioners, Giussano, Italy. Photo: Piero Cruciatti/AFP via Getty Images
A woman receives a rose delivered to her via a drone in Lebanon's coastal city of Jounieh. Photo: Joseph EidAFP via Getty Images
A train marked with red crosses to ensure physical distancing, Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Photo: Abdul Qodir/AFP via Getty Images
Customers maintain physical distancing as they wait to enter a mall, Ahmedabad, India. Photo: Sam Panthaky/AFP via Getty Images
Two women observe social distancing measures as they speak to each other from adjacent park benches, York, England. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images
Pakistan's capital Karachi has designated areas marked on the ground to maintain physical distancing. Photo: Asif Hassan/AFP via Getty Images
An official takes people's temperatures in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province, where COVID-19 was discovered and where restrictions have eased after a drop in case numbers. Photo: Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images
Nuns sing in a church, Barcelona. Photo: Pau Barrena/AFP via Getty Images
A South African Police Service member makes shoppers hold their hands out in front of them to ensure social distancing outside a supermarket, Yeoville, Johannesburg. Photo: Marco Longari/AFP via Getty Images
The Paddison family updates their roadside isolation countdown sign in Auckland, New Zealand. The country is in the midst of a four-week lockdown, which requires people to stay at home but permits them to exercise outdoors in their neighborhood if they keep 6.5 feet from people who are not members of their household.

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World coronavirus updates

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

France reported more than 2,500 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours — the largest single-day number since May. French officials said the situation was "clearly worsening," per France 24.

By the numbers: Over 745,600 people have died of the novel coronavirus globally and over 20.4 million have tested positive, per Johns Hopkins. Almost 12.7 million have recovered from the virus.

Biden campaign raises $26 million in 24 hours after announcing Harris as running mate

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Joe Biden's campaign announced on Wednesday that it raised $26 million in the 24 hours after revealing Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential pick.

Why it matters: The cash influx signals that Harris has helped the Democratic presidential campaign pick up steam. Nearly 150,000 contributors were first-time donors, according to the campaign statement.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 7 p.m. ET: 5,190,948 — Total deaths: 165,883 — Total recoveries: 1,714,960 — Total tests: 63,252,257Map.
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