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WHO reported the most new Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began. Here's what you need to know today.

September 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

It's Monday morning in the US, and the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the country and the rest of the world.

The World Health Organization received reports of 307,930 new Covid-19 cases worldwide in the past 24 hours — the highest single-day increase in global infections since the pandemic began.

Italy recorded six further coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the health ministry, taking its total death toll to 35,610.

In a sign that the worst is far from over, the World Health Organization reported the highest single-day increase in global infections since the pandemic began on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in Britain, a government adviser has warned that failure to contain a surge of cases could put the country "right back in hard lockdown in short order. " In an attempt to contain the virus' spread, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reduced the number of people allowed to meet from 30 to six, starting Monday.

The number of new infections in Austria has risen in recent days and the situation is "particularly dramatic" in the capital, Vienna, which recorded more than half of all new infections in the country, Kurz told national Austrian news agency APA on Sunday.

So far 33,463 people have been infected with the coronavirus in Austria, and 757 have died, said the health ministry.

Daily coronavirus infections dipped slightly in France on Sunday, a day after the country recorded more than 10,000 new cases for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Health authorities say Sunday’s total number of new cases was 7,183, down from Saturday’s record-breaking number of 10,561.

The Italian Health Ministry says six people have died of the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of pandemic deaths to 35,610.

The number of total cases in the country increased by 927 to 260,335, said the Robert-Koch Institute, the national agency for disease control and prevention, on Monday.

Britain's health care system is experiencing “significant demand” for coronavirus testing from people who do not have symptoms, its health department said Monday, amid reports that its testing program has a backlog of 185,000 test swabs.

“[National Health Service] Test and Trace is working and our capacity is the highest it has ever been but we are seeing a significant demand for tests including from people who do not have symptoms and are not otherwise eligible,” a Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) spokesperson told CNN.

The UK recorded 3,330 new coronavirus cases on Sunday morning.

The Czech Republic set a new daily record for coronavirus infections, with 1,541 new cases recorded Saturday, according to its health ministry.

The UK recorded 3,330 new coronavirus cases on Sunday morning.

The Indian government is considering an "emergency authorization" of Covid-19 vaccines, the country's health minister, Harsh Vardhan, said Sunday.

India reported 92,071 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total to more than 4. 8 million.

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