WHO reports record daily increase in global COVID-19 cases

WHO reports record daily increase in global COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Saturday, with the total rising by 212,326 in the past 24 hours.

The biggest increases in coronavirus cases were recorded in the US, Brazil and India, the WHO said.

The previous WHO record for new cases was 189,077 on June 28. Deaths remained steady at about 5,000 a day.

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months.

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