WHO Reports Record One-Day Rise in Global Coronavirus Cases amid European Outbreak
WHO Reports Record One-Day Rise in Global Coronavirus Cases amid European Outbreak

The World Health Organization reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Thursday, with the total rising by 338,779 in 24 hours led by a surge of infections in Europe.

Europe reported 96,996 new cases, the highest total for the region ever recorded by the WHO.

Global deaths rose by 5,514 to a total of 1.05 million.

The previous WHO record for new cases was 330,340 on Oct. 2. The agency reported a record of 12,393 deaths on April 17.

As a region, Europe is now reporting more cases than India, Brazil or the United States, as reported by Reuters.

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