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Daily COVID-19 cases reach record numbers, WHO reports

Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse - RC2R9F9EB36O

Daily COVID-19 cases reach record numbers, WHO reports

As countries begin to move out of lockdown, global coronavirus cases reach record numbers.

Daily COVID-19 cases reach record numbers, WHO reports

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported a record increase in global COVID-19 cases on Sunday, 12 July.

The total of daily cases was reached 230,370, with the previous record of new cases being 228,102 on 10 July.

The United States, India, Brazil and South Africa recorded the biggest increases around the world.

According to a Reuters tally, global coronavirus cases had exceeded 13 million on Sunday and the virus has lead to more than 565,000 fatalities in seven months.

Meanwhile, a new report by Oxfam has warned of the global hunger crisis that has been exacerbated by the pandemic.

According to Oxfam, the hunger crisis could kill more people each day than the virus, estimating that 12,000 people per day could die from hunger linked to COVID-19.

”The pandemic is the final straw for millions of people already struggling with the impacts of conflict, climate change, inequality and a broken food system that has impoverished millions of food producers and workers,” said Oxfam’s interim executive director Chema Vera.

Loss of income, lack of social support, disruptions to supply chain and travel restrictions have all contributed to the hunger crisis, states Oxfam.

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