Geneva, July 12 (RHC)-- The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours. The biggest increases were in the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report.
The previous WHO record for new cases was 228,102 on July 10th. Deaths remained steady at about 5,000 a day. Global coronavirus cases were approaching 13 million on Sunday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than 566,000 people in seven months.
In the United States, Florida reported the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any one U.S. state since the beginning of the pandemic. According to its state health department statistics, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of 269,811 cases.
The numbers come at the end of a grim, record-breaking week in Florida, with 514 fatalities.