The World Health Organization has reported a record single-day increase in coronavirus cases across the globe, with the total rising by 284,196 in 24 hours.
Fatalities rose by 9,753 — the biggest single-day increase since a record high of 9,797 deaths on April 30.
The previous highest daily leap new cases was 259,848 on July 18. Deaths have tended to average 5,000 per day in July, up from an average of 4,600 a day in June.
According to the WHO, 69,641 of the new cases were in the United States, 67,860 in Brazil, 49,310 in India and 13,104 in South Africa.
The biggest surges in new deaths were 3,876 in Peru, 1,284 in Brazil, 1,074 in the United States, 790 in Mexico and 740 in India. Peru recently reviewed its COVID-19 data and in one day increased its total death toll by 3,000.
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