World beats new daily record of cases for the second day in a row, says WHO – Executive Digest

The World Health Organization (WHO) today registered, for the second consecutive day, a record number of cases of the new coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) worldwide.

The data show that in the last 24 hours, 350,766 cases of Covid-19 were recorded. The numbers have been pulled by the new boom of contagions registered in Europe, where several countries are struggling to contain the new wave of the disease.

The previous record was set yesterday, with 338,779 new infections identified in 235 countries. Before that, a new record was broken on October 2 (330,340).

Today, France alone recorded a new record of daily contagions of 20,339 diagnoses, bringing the total number of infected since the beginning of the pandemic to 691,977. In all, the world now has 36,694,318 cases of Covid-19 and 1,064,204 deaths.

WHO’s chief emergency specialist, Mike Ryan, left a warning for all governments in Europe to take decisive action to curb the transmission of the new coronavirus, including limiting clusters, to prevent further ‘lockdowns’.

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