Single-day record of 189,077 new COVID-19 cases registered globally in last 24 hours: WHO

Single-day record of 189,077 new COVID-19 cases registered globally in last 24 hours: WHO
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Geneva, Switzerland: The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday (local time) that the global COVID-19 case total has surged past 9.8 million after a single-day record of 189,077 cases that were registered worldwide over the past 24 hours.

The bulk of the new cases were reported in Brazil and the United States, which confirmed 46,860 and 44,458 new positive tests over the past 24 hours, respectively. A further 19,906 new cases were also reported in India over the past day.

The latest rise to the overall case count is a significant increase from the 179,316 new positive tests reported on Saturday by the WHO. Earlier in the day, the US-based Johns Hopkins University, whose Coronavirus Response Centre also tallies COVID-19 figures, reported that the global case count has already surpassed 10 million.