WHO Reports Over 2.12 Lakh Global COVID Cases, Highest Single-Day Spike

WHO Reports Over 2.12 Lakh Global COVID-19 Cases, Highest Single-Day Spike

The previous WHO record for new cases was 189,077 on June 28. (File)

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

The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil and India, according to a daily report.

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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