COVID-19: 2 lakh cases in 24 hours globally, India third worst-affected nation

The World Health Organization (WHO) said member states reported more than 212,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 to the global health body, the highest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic.

WHO said the highest number of new infections was reported from the Americas region, which includes the United States and Brazil, with almost 130,000 confirmed cases.

Nearly 11.4 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and 533,343 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Nearly 6.2 million have recovered from the disease.

After consecutive days of record highs, India crossed Russia’s tally and became third worst-affected nation.