WHO reports biggest single-day increase in coronavirus cases

GENEVA – The World Health Organization reported on Sunday the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases in more than 183,000 new cases over the past 24 hours.

The UN health agency said Brazil caused lawsuits in 54,771 cases and the United States in 36,617. More than 15,400 people came to India.

Experts noted that the increasing number of cases can reflect many factors, including wider tests as well as wider infection.

Overall, WHO in the pandemic has reported 8,708,008 cases – 183,020 – in the past 24 hours, with 461,715 deaths worldwide and an increase of 4,743 daily.

More than two thirds of these new deaths have been reported in America.

In Spain, authorities ended in a national emergency after a three-month lockdown and allowed 47 million residents to roam freely across the country for the first time since March 14. The country also left a 14-day quarantine for visitors from the UK and the UK 26 European countries offering visa-free travel.

But Madrid-Barajas Airport only had one drop of travelers to crowd on a normal June day.

“This freedom we have now does not have to justify our journey to see our family and our friends, it was something we really look forward to,” said 23-year-old Pedro Delgado, after coming from the Canary Islands of Spain.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez urged people to take maximum action: “The virus can return and hit us in a second wave and we must do our best to avoid it.”

At a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Trump said on Saturday that the US tested 25 million people, but the “bad part” was finding more cases.

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“When you test in this context, you will find more people and more cases,” said Trump. “So I said to my people, ‘Slow down the test, please.’ “

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said that Trump is the “tongue on the cheek” at CNN and made the comment “in a light mood.”

The campaign of democratic rival Joe Biden accused Trump of “putting politics ahead of the security and economic prosperity of the American people”.

According to Johns Hopkins, the United States has more than 2.2 million reported infections worldwide and the highest mortality rate of about 120,000. Health officials say robust tests are vital to monitor outbreaks and control the virus.

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