Europe surpassed 150,000 daily coronavirus cases on Friday just a week after reporting 100,000 cases for the first time, according to Reuters tally, with countries such as France, Germany reporting record daily numbers of infections this week.
With 218,633 deaths and around 8.08 million confirmed cases, the United States tops the list of twenty countries with the highest recorded infections and deaths in the world, followed by India, Brazil and Russian Federation.
More than 39.51 million people have been reported to be infected by the new coronavirus worldwide and around 1.11 million have died, according to a Reuters tally published on Sunday.
Several European countries are facing a resurgence of COVD-19 by authorities due to school closures, cancellation of electric surgery and enrollment of student physicians.
Russian Federation is moving students to online learning and Northern Ireland is closing schools for two weeks and restaurants for four.
In Spain, authorities in Catalonia ordered bars and restaurants to close for 15 days and restricted the number of people allowed in stores.
France recorded the highest infection rate in seven days in Europe, as it detected 19,425 injuries per day, followed by the United Kingdom, Russia, Spain and the Netherlands, among the European countries most affected.
Czech Republic It has also switched schools to distance learning and plans to recall thousands of medical students.
Poland is stepping up training for nurses and is considering establishing military field hospitals.
Latin america It is the region most affected with around 27% of all Covid-19 cases, followed by Asia, North America and Europe.
India Fewer cases are reported this month compared to September, with 69,000 cases per day. That is the highest level the state has seen during the pandemic and has more than doubled over the past three weeks.
India reported 55,342 cases on October 13, its lowest daily increase since August 18.
Indiana's daily average of new coronavirus infections continued growing at record levels with Saturday´s update from state health officials, who also added 31 more COVID-19 deaths to the state´s toll.
Efforts to develop a vaccine hit snags, with Johnson & Johnson JNJ.N pausing its trial after an unexplained illness in a study participant. AstraZeneca's AZN.L United States trial has remained on hold for more than a month.
Meanwhile, the number of hospital admissions due to coronavirus remained close to a record high in Oklahoma on Saturday, but the number of cases was reported to have risen to 1,195 and the number of deaths to 14.