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World Health Organization: New one day record set for global COVID-19 cases 

Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020. 9:12 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Over the weekend, the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections globally for a single day hit a record high; a record that is likely to be broken by day’s end if current infection rates hold, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The WHO’s data shows that as of Friday, the record for the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in a single day stood at 350,766, with more than 109,000 of those infections coming from Europe. The WHO said that the new record high beats a record set just days earlier by nearly 12,000. Speaking at a press briefing from Geneva on Friday, WHO emergencies chief Dr. Michael Ryan, said “there are no new answers,” as the number of infections continues to soar globally. Ryan added that governments need to ensure that their most vulnerable populations are protected.

The WHO’s data for yesterday, Sunday, October 11, 2020, as of 2:45 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) shows that global infections confirmed within the past  24 hours were already at 347,526. Notably, India had the largest number of new infections representing 74,383 of the day’s total thus far. The United States, which is the world’s hardest-hit country by the number of infections, represented 57, 828 of the total, while Brazil represented another 27,444.

In Belize, the total number of confirmed infections, according to the Ministry of Health, stands at 2,531. There were 35 new cases confirmed yesterday. There are currently 946 active cases. Another 1,548 Belizeans have recovered from the virus.

 

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