GENEVA — The World Well being Group on Sunday reported the most important single-day enhance in coronavirus instances by its depend, at greater than 183,000 new instances within the newest 24 hours.
The UN well being company mentioned Brazil led the best way with 54,771 instances tallied and the U.S. subsequent at 36,617. Over 15,400 got here in in India.
Specialists mentioned rising case counts can mirror a number of components together with extra widespread testing in addition to broader an infection.
Total within the pandemic, WHO reported 8,708,008 instances — 183,020 within the final 24 hours — with 461,715 deaths worldwide, with a each day enhance of 4,743.
Greater than two-thirds of these new deaths had been reported within the Americas.
In Spain, officers ended a nationwide state of emergency after three months of lockdown, permitting its 47 million residents to freely journey across the nation for the primary time since March 14. The nation additionally dropped a 14-day quarantine for guests from Britain and the 26 European international locations that enable visa-free journey.
However there was solely a trickle of vacationers at Madrid-Barajas Airport, which on a standard June day could be bustling.
“This freedom that we now have, not having to justify our journey to see our household and associates, this was one thing that we had been actually trying ahead to,” Pedro Delgado, 23, mentioned after arriving from Spain’s Canary Islands.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez urged folks to take most precautions: “The virus can return and it could hit us once more in a second wave, and we have now to do no matter we will to keep away from that in any respect price.”
At a marketing campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Trump mentioned Saturday the U.S. has examined 25 million folks, however the “dangerous half” is that it discovered extra instances.
“While you do testing to that extent, you’re going to search out extra folks, you’re going to search out extra instances,” Trump mentioned. “So I mentioned to my folks, ‘Gradual the testing down, please.’″
White Home commerce adviser Peter Navarro mentioned on CNN that Trump was being “tongue-in-cheek” and made the remark in a “gentle temper.”
Democratic rival Joe Biden’s marketing campaign accused Trump of “placing politics forward of the security and financial well-being of the American folks.”
The U.S. has the world’s highest variety of reported infections, over 2.2 million, and the very best loss of life toll, at about 120,000, based on Johns Hopkins. Well being officers say sturdy testing is important for monitoring outbreaks and protecting the virus in examine.