September 14, 2020 - 10:25 AMT
WHO reports record daily rise in new coronavirus infections

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a record one-day rise in the number of new coronavirus infections, with 307,930 reported over 24 hours, the BBC reports.

The agency said that deaths rose by more than 5,500, bringing the global total to 917,417.

The biggest increases in infections were reported in India, the U.S. and Brazil.

Worldwide there have been more than 28 million confirmed cases, half of which have been in the Americas.

The previous one-day record for new cases was on September 6 when the WHO reported 306,857 new infections.

According to the WHO, India reported 94,372 new cases on Sunday, followed by the U.S. with 45,523 and Brazil with 43,718.

Countries across Europe are recording a rising number of daily cases amid fears of a resurgence of the virus.

Other countries that have seen a resurgence of the virus include Peru, Israel, South Korea and Australia.