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Record spike in daily global coronavirus cases, up more than 212,000

REUTERS
Published Jul 5, 2020, 10:42 am IST
Updated Jul 5, 2020, 10:43 am IST
Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, marking another unfortunate milestone in the spread of the disease
A Christian woman wearing a face mask to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus scans a QR code on her smartphone before attending a service at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea. (AP)
 A Christian woman wearing a face mask to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus scans a QR code on her smartphone before attending a service at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea. (AP)

The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Saturday, with the total rising by 212,326 in 24 hours.

The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil and India, according to a daily report.

 

The previous WHO record for new cases was 189,077 on June 28. Deaths remained steady at about 5,000 a day.

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months.

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