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More than 37, 4 cases have been recorded globally and deaths recorded are now 1,07million. The world yesterday recorded its highest number of daily Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began, fueled by a second wave in Europe.

The US saw its highest number of daily coronavirus cases since August, which physicians fear could be the start of the “dreaded second wave.” Coronavirus infections in the US are likely much higher than the 7.6 million recorded so far by Johns Hopkins University and the Covid Tracking Project, said Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the US CDC. “Almost certainly, there have actually been more than 40 million people infected by this virus in the US.”

India’s coronavirus cases surged past seven million on Sunday, taking it ever closer to overtaking the United States as the world’s most infected country. Health ministry data showed a rise of almost 75,000 cases on Sunday, taking the total to 7.05 million, second only to the US which has recorded 7.67 million infections. India’s death toll of 108,334 as of Sunday is also lower than in the US and other countries with higher caseloads. The United States has recorded 219,000 deaths while Brazil, with two million fewer infections than India, has lost nearly 150,000 lives so far.

Brazil’s death toll surpassed 150,000 — only the US has more Covid-19 fatalities. The actual death toll is believed to be much higher because of low Covid-19 testing capacity in some parts of the country. The council also reported 34,650 new cases of the virus on Saturday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 5.09 million. In terms of total cases, Brazil is ranked third worldwide, after the US and India.

Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 12,846 on Saturday, a new daily record since the start of the outbreak early this year. The latest figures pushed the overall total number of infections in the country to 1,285,084. The previous record of 12,126 new cases was registered on Friday. The nation of more than 144 million people has the fourth-highest number of COVID-19 cases, behind only the United States, India and Brazil.

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France recorded 26,896 new cases of coronavirus Saturday, setting a new record for daily reported infections since the start of the pandemic, according to data from the French Health Ministry.

Saturday’s record was an increase of 6,557 more cases than the day before when the previous record was set with 20,339 cases. The rise in infections takes the total of reported infections in the country to 718,873. An additional 54 deaths were reported by the ministry on Saturday, bringing the total of fatalities to 32,684.

The latest number of confirmed cases in South Africa is 690 896. According to the latest update, 17 673 deaths have been recorded in the country. There have been 622 153 recoveries.

Cases in Zimbabwe surpassed the 8000 mark as 16 new cases were recorded yesterday. Official figures show that there are now 8,010 cases. 1 new death was registered and the death toll is now at 230.

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