WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases

File: The world's largest economy also added 53,847 new cases of the virus.

File: The world's largest economy also added 53,847 new cases of the virus.

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

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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.

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Reuters