Global daily COVID-19 cases surges over 292,000 - WHO
By Charles Joseph
August 1, 2020 - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported a tremendous increase in daily global coronavirus cases, rising by 292,527.
This is even as average global death toll also rose by 6,812 with four countries: the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa accounting for the highest number of both cases and deaths.
The previous WHO record for new cases was 284,196 on July 24. Deaths rose by 9,753 on July 24, the second largest one-day increase ever. Deaths have been averaging 5,200 a day in July, up from an average of 4,600 a day in June.
Nearly 40 countries have reported record single-day increases in coronavirus infections over the last week, around double the number that did so the previous week, according to a Reuters tally showing a pick-up in the pandemic in every region of the world.
Cases have been on the rise also in Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Bolivia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Uzbekistan and Israel, among others.
Globally there are over 17.4 million infections and nearly 675,000 deaths, according to a Reuters tally.