A record number of new COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide, as infections continue to skyrocket in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere.
According to the World Health Organization’s website, there were 465,322 new cases of COVID-19 reported to them in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases worldwide to 42,055,863.
It’s the highest single-day total of new cases ever reported by the global health agency, breaking yesterday’s record of 449,717 new cases.
The United States had the highest number of infections of any country, reporting 72,342 new cases in the past 24 hours, followed by India (53,370 cases), France (41,825), Brazil (24,858), the United Kingdom (20,531), and Spain (19,951).
Over 45 countries recorded more than 1,000 new cases, including the Philippines, Nepal, Indonesia, South Africa, Hungary, and Croatia.
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However, today’s record-setting daily figure was largely driven by rising infections in Europe, where more than 221,000 new cases were reported throughout the continent.
Multiple countries, including France, Italy, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, Romania, and Liechtenstein reported their highest one-day new case total.
After setting a record daily tally yesterday, Russia reported more than 16,521 new cases, its second-highest one-day total.
Elsewhere, Argentina reported 16,325 new cases while fellow South American country, Colombia, saw 8,570 new cases.
Saint Lucia, which has only recorded 48 total cases of the virus, reported six new cases of the deadly virus in the past 24 hours, the most that country has reported in a single day since March.
Canada, meanwhile, reported 2,788 new cases and 33 deaths to the World Health Organization.