The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record increase in coronavirus cases worldwide, after accounting for a total of 230,370 in the last 24 hours.
The United States, Brazil, India, and South Africa registered the largest increases in the number of new infections, according to the daily report that the international organization publishes on its website.
The previous WHO record for new cases was 228,102 on July 10, and the death toll remained constant at around 5,000 per day.
The WHO confirmed in its report today a total of 12,552,765 confirmed cases of the disease, with 561,617 deaths.
According to Johns Hopkins University data, Covid-19 cases worldwide are close to 13 million (12,785,483), marking another milestone in the spread of the disease, which has killed more than 566,210 people since the start of the pandemic.
This week, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the Covid-19 outbreak is accelerating and the peak of the pandemic has not yet been reached.
Almost in the same line, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, stated that “we are barely in the initial stage of the global coronavirus pandemic” and that “it will probably worsen before to get better”.