WHO reports record number of new virus cases in 24 hours

International Desk
22 June 2020, Mon
Published: 10:14

WHO reports record number of new virus cases in 24 hours

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the single-biggest daily jump in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 183,020 in 24 hours. The Americas were the source of the biggest increase in infections.

The last record was set on June 18, when WHO reported 181,232 new cases of the virus worldwide.

This increase edges the global total of infections closer to 9 million.
Where were the cases? Of six global regions, the Americas accounted for the vast majority of new cases -- 116,041 -- that were reported on Sunday by WHO. Nearly half of that total in the Americas came from Brazil, where WHO counted 54,771 new cases.

WHO reported a worldwide case total of 8,708,008 on Sunday, while Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center reported 8,970,977 cases worldwide on Monday. Source: CNN

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