The WHO health organization reports that a total of 212,326 new coronavirus infections have been discovered worldwide in the past 24 hours. That is a new day record, according to the organization Saturday.
It is the first time that more than 200,000 new infections have been reported in 24 hours. Last Sunday's record was 189,077. The WHO reports that the number of deaths among corona patients has remained stable at around 5,000 a day.
Most reports from the past 24 hours come from the United States and Brazil. These countries together account for almost half of all new infections worldwide. Also in India, many people (22,771) have tested positive for the virus.
In recent years, several measures against the spread of the coronavirus have eased in these three countries, while the virus is still spreading among the population. The United States has been particularly hard hit by the pandemic.
Anthony Fauci, the chief American virologist, warned this week of a resurgence of the corona outbreak in the country. If people do not adhere to the current measures, the spread may increase to 100,000 new infections per day, according to the top virologist.