The previous World Health Organization record for new cases was 212,326 on 4 July.
USA officials have hammered WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for praising China for its "transparency" early in the outbreak, and on Tuesday, the Trump administration formally notified congress of its withdrawal from the organisation, having first announced its intention to do so on May 29.
While the theory that COVID-19 is spread via airborne particles remains in question, Obaidat advised people to wear face masks and follow health instructions to remain safe, and to observe physical distancing.
Maria Van Kerkove explained that numerous signatories of the letter are engineers, "which adds to growing knowledge about the importance of ventilation, which we feel is very important".
"And the pandemic is still accelerating".
Countries are facing "a delicate balance between protecting their people and maintaining essential health services while minimizing social and economic damage and respecting human rights", Tedros said.
WHO's website also famous that "there have been reported outbreaks of COVID-19 in some shut configurations, this kind of as restaurants, nightclubs, spots of worship or destinations of work the place folks could be shouting, speaking, or singing".
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If individuals become infected with COVID-19, the study said staff will work with them to make sure they receive the proper care. Emory, which conducted Phase 1 trials for this vaccine candidate, will also participate in the upcoming Phase 3 trials.
This is after 239 scientists wrote an open letter pushing it to recognise evidence that the disease can be airborne.
The WHO scientist said that if coronavirus was truly airborne, "all of us could have been infected with it by now".
Florida confirmed its place as an emerging epicenter of the COVID pandemic in the United States on Friday by reporting its second sharpest daily rise in cases, while Walt Disney Co. prepared to reopen its flagship theme park in Orlando to the chagrin of some employees.
Serbia, which has a population of about 6.9 million, has confirmed more than 17,000 cases of coronavirus, including 341 deaths.
In Europe, where many countries are reporting a decline, new hot spots have emerged, such as in Serbia where a spike in numbers is being blamed on the lifting of restrictions.
Following two nights of anti-lockdown protests in Serbia, authorities have banned mass gatherings in the capital Belgrade after a rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases.
A health worker takes blood sample of a boy during door-to-door testing and screening facility for the coronavirus in Pakistan.
"The health system in Belgrade is close to breaking up", said Serbia's prime minister Ana Brnabic.