The World Health Organization on Sunday recorded the second highest-increase in COVID cases.
In the latest report, WHO confirmed that there were 307,930 confirmed infections. This was only the second time that world infections were crossing 300,000.
The first time that happened was during the peak of the illness in July. On 27th July, there were 328,808 confirmed infections in 24 hours worldwide.
India, The US and Brazil lead
Most of the new increases were from India, which is seeing a steep surge in cases, the United States, which is not seeing a reprieve of any kind, and Brazil.
The new infections took the world infections to above 29.1 million. Deaths are inching ever closer to 1 million.
There were 5,537 recorded deaths yesterday, raising the tally above 910,000.
India saw 92,071 new COVID cases as the country now holds the record for most infections in a single country. The new cases took India’s cases above 4.85 million.
The country is second only to the USA, as the surge has been like fire across dry vegetation.
The rising infections point to the folly of declaring war on the virus over with diminishing cases. While the cases have been down over the past few weeks, yesterday’s cases proved that victory over the coronavirus was far from over.
The US saw 41,471 new COVID cases, as California led with over 3,300 new cases. Meanwhile, infections in New York continued to drop. The state reported just 695 new cases.
France, which has seen a spike in cases, also reported 10,561 cases on Saturday. This was the first time, ever, that infections were crossing 10,000 in France.
France was one of the countries that had managed to bring down COVID cases in May -June. But a recent surge in cases means that no one can declare victory over COVID-19 just yet.
France and Spain are seeing worsening infections in their second wave. Indeed, this could be a vital lesson for countries just getting out of their first wave.