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Up 230,000: WHO says yet another daily record of virus cases

A doctor dressed in full protective gear measures the temperature a man during a house-to-house coronavirus testing drive in Villa El Rosal, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
A doctor dressed in full protective gear measures the temperature a man during a house-to-house coronavirus testing drive in Villa El Rosal, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

The World Health Organization has reported another record in the increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases over a 24-hour period, at over 230,000.

The U.N. health agency said Sunday the United States again topped the list among countries, with more than 66,000 cases recorded.

The figures don't necessarily account for delays in reporting of cases, and are believed to far underestimate actual case totals.

Still, the trend line of confirmed cases continues to increase ― with three largest counts coming in over the last three days.

The previous record was Friday, with more than 228,000 newly recorded cases worldwide in a 24-hour span.

Overall, the WHO has counted more than 12.5 million confirmed cases and more than 561,000 deaths from COVID-19. (AP)


A doctor dressed in full protective gear measures the temperature a man during a house-to-house coronavirus testing drive in Villa El Rosal, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
A doctor dressed in full protective gear measures the temperature a man during a house-to-house coronavirus testing drive in Villa El Rosal, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

The World Health Organization has reported another record in the increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases over a 24-hour period, at over 230,000.

The U.N. health agency said Sunday the United States again topped the list among countries, with more than 66,000 cases recorded.

The figures don't necessarily account for delays in reporting of cases, and are believed to far underestimate actual case totals.

Still, the trend line of confirmed cases continues to increase ― with three largest counts coming in over the last three days.

The previous record was Friday, with more than 228,000 newly recorded cases worldwide in a 24-hour span.

Overall, the WHO has counted more than 12.5 million confirmed cases and more than 561,000 deaths from COVID-19. (AP)



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