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WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases, up over 230,000

The number of new coronavirus infections per day has hit an all-time high, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday, noting a global jump in 230,000 cases in the past 24 hours. This puts the number of people infected worldwide at 12.5 million, while 562,000 Covid-19 patients have died.

Reuters WORLD
Published July 12,2020

The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours.

The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report. The previous WHO record for new cases was 228,102 on July 10. Deaths remained steady at about 5,000 a day.

Global coronavirus cases were approaching 13 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than 565,000 people in seven months.