Record 106K New Cases, Global Total Tops 5 Million

Forbes reports:

More than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases were reported to the World Health Organization over the previous 24 hours on Wednesday, the most in one day since the start of the pandemic. The global health agency said 106,000 new cases had been reported in 24 hours, a new record for the Covid-19 outbreak.

Nearly two-thirds of the daily cases reported were in just four countries, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday during a press conference in Geneva, though he did not identify the nations.

The U.S. led the world in the number of new cases Tuesday, with 45,251 new cases, trailed by Russia with 9,263, according to WHO data. While parts of Europe are gradually reopening after seeing drops in Covid-19 cases and deaths, countries like Brazil and Russia are reporting a rising number of new infections.