More than 300,000 new cases of the coronavirus were reported worldwide on Thanksgiving Monday.
According to the World Health Organization’s website, there were 307,403 new cases of COVID-19 reported to them on Oct. 12, with more than 30 countries reporting more than 1,000 new cases. A total of 4,441 deaths were also reported.
It’s also the fifth straight day there have been more than 300,000 new cases reported to the WHO, the first time that has ever happened.
The total number of COVID-19 cases reported worldwide now stands at 37.4 million.
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India, the United States, and Brazil had the highest reported number of new cases followed by France, Russia, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Colombia, Czech Republic, and the Netherlands.
However, Germany and Spain, two countries that have seen dramatic spikes in new cases, did not report any cases to WHO on Oct. 12.
The world’s second most populated nation, India reported 66,732 new cases of COVID-19, its lowest one-day total since Oct. 6. The country of 1.38 billion people has seen the number of new cases steadily decline since September when it was regularly reporting more than 85,000 new cases a day.
For the fourth straight day, Canada’s southern neighbour saw more than 50,000 new infections, reporting 53,055 new cases to WHO on Oct. 12. With a total of 7.6 million confirmed cases, the U.S. has reported more cases of the deadly virus than any other nation on earth.
Brazil, which has slowly seen a decline in new infections, reported 26,749 new cases on Oct. 12, bringing the country’s overall total to just over 5 million.
France reported 16,101 new cases. The country, as have many others in Europe, has seen a dramatic spike in new infections. There has only been one day in October where France has reported less than 10,000 new cases.
Russia, which as also seen a steady rise in cases, reported 13,592 new cases, its second-highest one-day figure ever.
The United Kingdom reported 12,872 on Monday as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed further restrictions on parts of England.
Britain has also just rolled out a three-tiered classification system that officials say is designed to replace a more confusing system that had been in place throughout England.
The only other country to report more than 10,000 new cases was Argentina, which recorded 12,414 new cases on Oct. 12.
Meanwhile, the Solomon Islands, a country in the South Pacific with fewer than 700,000 people, reported its second case of COVID-19 to the World Health Organization. It comes about a week after it reported its very first case of the deadly virus.
According to the New Zealand Herald, officials said both cases were linked to students who were recently repatriated from the Philippines.
As such, Solomon Islands has suspended future repatriation flights from the Philippines, which has been reporting around 17,000 new cases a week since mid-September.
Canada was among the more than 30 nations to report more than 1,000 new cases to the World Health Organization on Oct. 12, reporting 2,062 new cases.