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World Health Organization (WHO) has recorded a record one-day rise in the number of new coronavirus infections, with 307,930 reported over 24 hours.
WHO said that deaths
rose by more than 5,500, bringing the global total to 917,417, with the biggest
increases in infections reported in India, the US and Brazil.
As of 14th September 2020, there had been more than 28 million confirmed cases, half of which have
been in the US. The previous one-day record for new cases was on 6th September
when the WHO reported 306,857 new infections.
According to the WHO,
India reported 94,372 new cases as of 13th September 2020, followed by the US with
45,523 and Brazil with 43,718. More than 1,000 new deaths were recorded in the
US and India while Brazil recorded 874 people who had died from COVID-19 related
illness in the past 24 hours.
Currently, India has
the second-largest number of confirmed 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 pandemic began.