Global coronavirus cases rise by one-day record of 400,000
Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 400,000 for the first time this weekend, Reuters reported.
According to the news agency, it is a record one-day increase despite much of Europe enacting new restrictions to curb the outbreak.
Europe, which successfully tamped down the first surge of infections, has emerged as the new coronavirus epicentre in recent weeks. The continent is reporting on average 140 thousand cases a day over the past week.
As a region, Europe is reporting more daily cases than India, Brazil and the United States combined.
Of every 100 infections reported around the world, 34 were from European countries, according to a Reuters analysis. The region is currently reporting a million new infections about every nine days and has reported more than 6.3 million cases since the pandemic began.
Major European countries – United Kingdom, France, Russia, Netherlands and Spain — accounted for about half of Europe’s new cases in recent weeks.
India is reporting fewer cases this month compared with September, with 69,000 cases per day.
In the United States, which has the largest total number of cases and deaths in the world, new infections are edging higher since early September.