Daily US Times: With 307,930 coronavirus cases reported over 24 hours, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded a record one-day rise in the number of new coronavirus infections.
WHO said that deaths rose by more than 5,500, bringing the global total to 917,417.
The biggest increases in infections in the last 24 hours were reported in India, the US and Brazil.
There have been more than 28 million confirmed cases worldwide, half of which have been in the Americas.
The previous daily record for new cases was on 6 September when the agency reported 306,857 new infections.
Where are cases rising most steeply?
India reported 94,372 new cases on Sunday, according to the WHO. The figures followed by the US with 45,523 and Brazil with 43,718.
More than 1,000 new deaths were recorded in Indian and the US while Brazil said 874 people had died from Covid-19 related illness in the past 24 hours.
India has the second largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world, behind the US. Last week it reported nearly two million Covid-19 cases in August, the highest monthly tally in the world since the coronavirus pandemic began.
According to official data, the country saw an average of 64,000 cases per day – an 84% hike from average daily cases in July. The death toll has topped 1,000 every day since the beginning of September.
Brazil has recorded more than four million cases so far, the third highest in the world. The country has the highest number of deaths in Latin America, with about 131,000 so far.
The US has recorded kore than six million coronavirus cases, almost a quarter of the world’s total number. The country saw an increase in the number of daily cases in July, but the numbers have fallen since then.
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