New Delhi: India reported nearly 39,000 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, taking the total to 10,77,618. This is the highest single-day rise in the number of fresh infections. The toll rose by 543 to 26,816.
The World Health Organization warned that the pandemic threatens to exacerbate conflict and humanitarian crises across parts of the world. “The greatest concentration of need is in Africa, but countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and Asia – including middle-income nations – are also being ravaged by crippling levels of food insecurity,” it said.
The global coronavirus count is now over 1.4 crore, while the toll has crossed 6.01 lakh, according to the Johns Hopkins University. More than 79 lakh people have recovered so far.