CORONAVIRUS–WHO records highest daily increase in COVID-19 cases

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The World Health Organization (WHO), yesterday, recorded a daily record increase in global coronavirus cases, with 307,930 new cases within 24 hours, bringing the total cases to 28,871,176.

The previous 24-hour record for new cases was 306,857, on September 6, 2020.

The UN health agency disclosed that the biggest increases were from India (94,372), the United States (45,523), and Brazil (43,718). It also reported 5,537 new deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 921,801.

On Sunday, India recorded 1,114 new deaths, the United States came second with 1,022 deaths, and Brazil recorded 874 deaths within 24 hours. The WHO record for new death cases is still 12,430, which was recorded on April 17, 2020.

India is now regarded as the epicenter of the pandemic, based on its reported new cases, and had set a global record of 97,570 new cases per country, in a single day.

The COVID-19 infections are still rising in 58 countries of the world, including Argentina, Indonesia, Morocco, Spain, and Ukraine.

 

The new cases in the United States are reducing, with a 44% decrease from the peak period, where more than 77,000 new cases were reported on July 16.

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