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WHO Reports Record Daily Rise In COVID-19 Cases

The World Health Organization has recorded a record one-day rise in the number of new Coronavirus infections, with 307,930 reported over 24 hours.

The agency said that deaths rose by more than 5,500, bringing the global total to 917,417.

The biggest increases in infections were reported in India, the u.s. And Brazil. India reported 94,372 new cases on Sunday, followed by the u.s. With 45,523 and Brazil with 43,718.

The previous one-day record for new cases was on 6 September when the who reported 306,857 new infections.

More than 1,000 new deaths were recorded in the us and India while Brazil said 874 people had died from COVID-19 related illness in the past 24 hours.

Worldwide there have been more than 28 million confirmed cases, half of which have been in the Americas.

The World Health Organisation expects Europe to see a rise in the daily number of COVID-19 deaths in October and November.

WHO Europe Director Hans Kluge said, in October, November, we are going to see more mortality as the continent currently experiences a surge of cases though the number of deaths has remained relatively stable.