Coronavirus: WHO reports record new global cases

The World Health Organization reported a record single-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday.

In the 24 hours to Sunday, 307,930 new infections were confirmed globally. The previous World Health Organization record for new cases was 306,857 on 6 September.

Of that record one-day case increase, the largest individual country novel coronavirus infection totals were from India, the United States and Brazil, according to the WHO.

India reported 94,372 new cases, followed by the United States with 45,523 new infections and Brazil with 43,718.

Both the US and India each reported over 1,000 new deaths and Brazil reported 874 lives lost in the past 24 hours.

Global deaths from Covid-19 rose by 5,537 in the same period to a total of 917,417.