The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide has passed 3.5 million. There are currently 3.58 million confirmed cases of the virus, and over 248K deaths. The US has reported 1.18 million cases with 68,602 deaths. US President Trump said he is ’very confident’ there will be vaccine by the end of 2020. New Zealand recorded a day of no new cases for the first time since before the lockdown.