Globally, cases of the coronavirus shot up 137,000 in the past 24 hours, climbing to 6.095 million. This is the largest single-day case load in the history of COVID-19 and is causing the curve to take a turn upward even as much of Europe has gained control of the virus. Global deaths climbed more than 4,000 to 369,789.
Brazil’s numbers grew by 33,274 in the past 24 hours to 498,440 cases. This growth rivals the highest numbers in the U.S. when it was at its peak. Unfortunately, no one thinks Brazil is nearing its peak and the country may become an example of what happens when there are only minimal attempts to flatten the curve.
Russia saw over 10,000 new cases, taking it past the 400,000 mark to 405,843.
In the U.S., there were 23,300 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the total in the United States to 1,778,000. This is a growth of 1.3 percent overnight. There were 963 additional deaths reported, bringing the total to 103,775, according to data compiled by the New York Times.