WHO reports record daily rise in global Covid-19 cases
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The World Health Organization has reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 284,196 in 24 hours.
The biggest increases were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report.
Deaths rose by 9,753, the biggest one-day increase since a record high of 9,797 deaths on April 30.
The previous WHO record for new cases was 259,848 on July18. Deaths have been averaging 5,000 a day in July, up from an average of 4,600 a day in June.
France advised its citizens not to travel to the Spanish region of Catalonia in order to help contain the spread of COVID-19, said French Prime Minister Jean Castex.
India reported more than 49,000 fresh cases of the coronavirus with 740 new deaths, marking the biggest daily surge in infections.
Turkey has conducted nearly 4.5 million tests to detect the novel coronavirus so far, the country's health minister has announced.