July 18, 2020 / 8:05 PM / 25 days ago

WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases, up nearly 260,000

July 18 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Saturday, with the total rising by 259,848 in 24 hours.

The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report. The previous WHO record for new cases was 237,743 on Friday. Deaths rose by 7,360, the biggest one-day increase since May. 10. (Writing by Lisa Shumaker; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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