Canada’s southern neighbour registered a record number of new COVID-19 cases in a single day.
According to the World Health Organization’s website, the United States reported 116,780 new cases of the deadly virus, the most ever recorded in a 24 hour period by one country.
Canada reported just 3,635 new cases.
Infections in the United States soared in the final weeks of the presidential election campaign and have continued to climb since Election Day, particularly in states like Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.
Meanwhile, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson recently said COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death in the state, according to the Associated Press.
The total number of cases reported worldwide stands at 49,106,931, according to WHO.
France recorded the second-highest number of new infections in the past 24 hours, with 60,235 cases, followed by India (50,356 cases), Italy (37,802 cases), Poland (27,086 cases), Germany (23,399 cases), the United Kingdom (23,287 cases), and Russia (20,396 cases).
Brazil, which has routinely reported more than 10,000 cases a day, did not report any new cases to the World Health Organization in the past 24 hours. The country reported nearly 24,000 new cases the global health agency the previous day.
While some countries in Europe, including the Netherlands and Switerzland, have seen a decline in daily infections, other countries continue to see case numbers climb.
Romania reported 10,260 new cases, its highest single-day total ever. The eastern European country of roughly 19 million has seen cases increase every day since Nov. 3 and has reported more than 100 deaths per day since Nov. 4.
Germany’s 23,399 cases are the most the country has ever recorded in a 24-hour period while Poland’s 27,086 new cases are the country’s second-highest single-day total.
Italy’s 37,802 cases were also the highest it has ever reported in one day.
Elsewhere, Iran reported more than 8,000 new cases for the fifth straight day.
A small number of countries have not reported a single case of the deadly virus to the World Health Organization, including North Korea, Vanuatu, Turkmenistan, Micronesia, Tonga and Kiribati.
Of those countries and territories that have reported cases, only three – Wallis and Futuna, Anguilla, and Marshall Island – have reported less than 13 cases.