The World Health Organization on Sunday reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases, the total rising to 307,930 in 24 hours.
The largest increases came from Inde, the United States and Brazil, according to the agency’s website. Deaths increased by 5,537 for a total of 917,417.
India reported 94,372 new cases, followed by the United States with 45,523 new infections and Brazil with 43,718. The United States and India each reported more than 1,000 new deaths, and Brazil reported 874 lives lost in the last 24 hours.
The previous World Health Organization (WHO) record for new cases was 306,857 on September 6. The agency reported a record 12,430 deaths on April 17.
India leads the world in the number of new daily cases and set a world record last week with 97,570 cases reported in a single day, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In parts of India, medical oxygen is becoming difficult to find as the total number of cases exceeds 4.75 million. Only the United States has recorded more cases, at 6.5 million.
New cases are down in the United States and are down about 44% from the peak of more than 77,000 new cases reported on July 16. Cases in Brazil are also trending down.
US President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Nevada in a covered location on Sunday, despite warnings from public health professionals against large indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. People in the crowd were seated side by side and many were not wearing masks.
Meanwhile, Israel will enter a three-week national lockdown from Friday after a second wave of new cases, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, becoming the first country in the world to re-impose a strict national lockdown.
During the lockdown, which occurs during the peak Jewish holiday season, Israelis will be required to stay within 500 meters of their homes, but will be able to go to workplaces that will be allowed to operate on a limited basis.
A bright spot in the world was Victoria, the Australia State of the hotspot, which reported 35 new cases on Monday, its lowest daily increase in infections since the end of June.
The state, Australia’s second most populous, eased restrictions in its largest city of Melbourne from Monday by shortening the nighttime curfew by one hour and doubling the time people can spend there. outside two hours a day.
Victoria has continued a steadily declining trend in daily cases over the past few days, with the rise in infections slowing to double digits thanks to a sharp lockdown from a single-day spike of more than 700 in early August.
Victoria reported 41 cases and seven deaths a day earlier. Seven other deaths were also reported on Monday.
Here are the main developments:
New Zealand will remain at its current Covid-19 alert level for at least an additional week. The country is under low-level restrictions due to continued community transmission of the coronavirus in Auckland, the country’s largest city.
South AfricaFinance Minister Tito Mboweni warned on Sunday that the economy could shrink by more than 7% for 2020, stressing that public finances were “overburdened”.
Spain plans to extend until the end of the year a measure preventing employers from using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to lay off staff.
Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension of international flights from September 15 to allow “exceptional categories” of citizens and residents to travel.
About 4,000 health workers demonstrated Brussels Sunday, calling for more spending on the health system.