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World Health Organization reports record number of new coronavirus cases

October 9, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The World Health Organization reported a record number of new coronavirus cases Friday – more than 350,000 in a single day.

The World Health Organization reported a record number of new coronavirus cases Friday – more than 350,000 in a single day.

WHO now reports a total of 36,361,054 coronavirus cases, although WHO officials have said this is a vast undercount and estimate there are likely many times that number of cases.

Note: CNN relies exclusively on Johns Hopkins University data for its coronavirus case and death counts.

More closures and restrictions were announced in Canada on Friday as new, daily cases of Covid-19 doubled in less than three weeks.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and public health officials released new modeling Friday that showed a further doubling of new, daily cases was possible within weeks if people don’t begin to restrict their contacts by about a third.

Stay home as much as possible, listen to the public health advice, download the COVID alert app, wear a mask and really, really, pull together and lean back by stepping apart these coming weeks,” he said adding, “We flattened the curve before, we can do it again. ” 

Florida health officials reported at least 2,908 new cases of Covid-19 and 118 resident deaths on Friday, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The health department has reported at least 2,200 new coronavirus cases daily for four consecutive days, CNN's tally shows.

Paul Mango, deputy chief of staff for policy at the US Department of Health Human Services, said, “I can tell you that we currently – as of today – have access to a couple hundred thousand doses of the monoclonal antibodies. ”

“We expect that volume to exceed a total of a million before year-end 2020,” he said during a Friday briefing.

The hold placed on the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine clinical trial continues, Paul Mango, deputy chief of staff for policy at the US Department of Health Human Services said during a briefing on Friday.

"As part of the ongoing randomized, controlled global trials of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine, our standard review process triggered a pause to vaccination to allow review of safety data," the company said in a statement sent to CNN.

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