The World Health Organization reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases on Friday, with the total rising by 292,527.
The previous WHO record for new cases was 284,196 on July 24.
Nearly 40 countries have reported record single-day increases in coronavirus infections over the last week, around double the number that did so the previous week, according to a Reuters tally showing a pick-up in the pandemic in every region of the world.
Last week, cases in Latin America for the first time surpassed the combined infections in the United States and Canada, a Reuters tally showed.
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