Almost 300,000 people worldwide test positive for virus in 24 hours

More than 294,000 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the World Health Organization’s figures cited by the BBC.

This is reportedly the highest daily increase of the pandemic so far.

Cases are continuing to rise steeply in many countries, while some others, notably Spain, are seeing infections rise again.

More than 166,000 people across the United States have died of coronavirus-related complications — about 22 percent of the worldwide death toll. An additional 1,220 US deaths were reported Saturday.

Worldwide coronavirus cases surpassed 21 million, according to Johns Hopkins University, while more than 13 million people have recovered.

At least 771,000 people have died.