World Health Organization Reports New Global Record for Coronavirus Cases

July 6, 2020by David Matthews, New York Daily News (TNS)
Mary Granados, a waitress at The Original Pantry in Downtown Los Angeles, tapes a sign to the window letting customers know that they are now only open for take out service on July 1, 2020. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that for the next three weeks, restaurants in Los Angeles County and a number of other counties statewide will only be allowed to have take out and delivery service due to an increase in coronavirus cases. (Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

The global number of coronavirus cases reported on Saturday was highest on record, according to the World Health Organization.

Cases rose by 212,326 in 24 hours, with the United States, Brazil and India showing the largest increases.

The previous record of 190,566 was set on June 28.

The WHO’s announcement comes as several states have paused reopening plans as cases have surged.

While Florida has approached New York’s daily case high mark, and passed 10,000 cases a day for four days in a row, Texas has warned that the state could run out of available hospital beds.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 57,718 daily new cases and 661 deaths on Saturday as the country approaches 3 million cases and 130,000 deaths.

Brazil, which has the second-largest number of cases, reported 37,923 new cases, bringing the country over 1.5 million cases, according to the health ministry.

India reported a rise of 24,850 cases on Sunday, health officials said.

Russia and Mexico have also reported increases.

Globally, more than 11 million coronavirus cases and nearly 531,000 deaths have been recorded so far, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Over the weekend, England became one of many countries to lift lockdown restrictions when it allowed bars, restaurants and hair salons to reopen. Photos of videos of the reopenings showed people ignoring social distancing guidelines.

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