WHO reports highest single-day increase in Covid-19 infections since pandemic began

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CNN: The World Health Organization received reports of 307,930 new Covid-19 cases worldwide in the past 24 hours — the highest single-day increase in global infections since the pandemic began.

The previous daily high was set on September 6, when 306,857 cases were reported.

The total number of cases that have been reported to the WHO from around the globe now stands at 28,637,952.

There were also 5,537 new coronavirus deaths reported to the WHO over the past 24 hours, bringing the global death toll to at least 917,417.

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What you need to know today

  • The US is nowhere near “rounding the corner” of Covid-19 cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci said in response to President Trump’s comments about the virus.
  • France recorded more than 10,000 new daily cases for the first time since the start of the pandemic over the weekend.
  • India reported more than 94,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, a slight fall from Saturday’s new daily high.
  • The Oxford University coronavirus vaccine trials will resume after being halted by an unexplained illness in one volunteer, the university said in a statement Saturday.
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