WHO reports record increase in COVID-19 cases in a single day

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According to the World Health Organisation, 230,370 people contracted the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, making it the most number of infections reported in a single day. 

The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report. The previous WHO record for new cases was 228,102 on July 10. Deaths remained steady at about 5,000 a day.

Global coronavirus cases were approaching 13 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than 565,000 people in seven months.

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