In addition, the number of active cases has reached 30 million.
It is only the second day since the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic that the total number of daily cases has exceeded 300,000, after 306,857 confirmed cases were reported on 6 September. However, this number of cases did not remain a record for a long time.
The World Health Organization says data to date suggests 80% of Covid-19 infections are mild or asymptomatic, 15% are severe infection, requiring oxygen and 5% are critical, requiring ventilation. The countries that have had the greatest impact on breaking the record are announced as India, USA and Brazil.
The most significant boosts in infections were reported in India, the United States and Brazil. But he told the WHO's regional committee for Europe: 'If we do not keep transmission in check, more people will lose their lives, and there is the real risk of reintroducing so-called lockdown measures that have been so costly'.
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According to the WHO, India reported 94,372 new cases on Sunday, followed by the United States with 45,523 and Brazil with 43,718. It can be seen that these cases have increased by around 84 percent compared to July.
Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. India now has 4.8 million cases, second worldwide only to the US with its 6.4 million cases.
"The average daily number of cases in the region is now higher than it was during the first peak in March", he said, citing the record 48,921 cases confirmed in Europe on Sunday. In addition, the increase in the number of cases continues in the UK, Germany and Italy, although not as much as Spain and France.
The backlash against the restrictions is also being factored in by beleaguered governments.