WHO reports record one-day rise in global cases of Covid-19
Just under 308,000 cases of Covid-19 were reported in a single day on Sunday.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported a record daily number of cases of Covid-19 on Sunday (13 September), with 307,930 confirmed cases reported in 24 hours.
It is only the second day since the beginning of Covid-19 pandemic that the total number of daily cases has exceeded 300,000, after 306,857 confirmed cases were reported on 6 September.
The WHO also reported 5,537 Covid-19 related deaths on Sunday; the highest number of deaths recorded in a single day to date was 12,430 on 17 April.
In total, according to the WHO, there have now been 28,637,952 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 917,417 deaths.
The Americas (14,699,174) account for more than half the number of confirmed cases, followed by South East Asia (5,377,062) and Europe (4,796,426).
According to live data from Johns Hopkins University, meanwhile (where the number of total cases now exceeds 29 million), the United States has accounted for the highest number of cases from a single country (approximately 6.52 million), followed by India (4.84 million) and Brazil (4.33 million).
255 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Ireland on Sunday (13 September).
156 of the new cases were reported in Dublin, with cases also reported in Waterford (22), Donegal (13), Wicklow (11), Limerick (nine), Kildare (eight), Clare (five) and 31 spread between Carlow, Cork, Galway, Kerry, Laois, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Offaly, Tipperary, Westmeath and Wexford.
The government’s new Living with Covid roadmap, outlining plans to cope with Covid-19 in Ireland over the next six months, is expected to be announced on Tuesday.