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WHO announces new worldwide daily coronavirus record

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                                People wait in line at a free COVID-19 testing site provided by United Memorial Medical Center today at the Mexican Consulate in Houston. Confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Texas continue to surge. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars again and scaled back restaurant dining on Friday as cases climbed to record levels after the state embarked on one of America’s fastest reopenings.

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    People wait in line at a free COVID-19 testing site provided by United Memorial Medical Center today at the Mexican Consulate in Houston. Confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Texas continue to surge. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shut down bars again and scaled back restaurant dining on Friday as cases climbed to record levels after the state embarked on one of America’s fastest reopenings.

GENEVA >> The World Health Organization has announced another daily record in the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases across the world – topping over 189,000 in a single 24-hour period.

The tally Sunday from the U.N. health agency eclipses the previous record a week earlier at over 183,000 cases, showing case counts continue to progress worldwide.

Brazil recorded the most new cases over the one-day span at more than 46,800, followed by the U.S. at over 44,400. India had nearly 20,000.

Overall the U.S. still has far and away the most total cases, At more than 2,450,000 – roughly twice that of Brazil.

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