The biggest global increase in coronavirus cases has been announced as 183,020 cases were recorded in just 24 hours by the World Health Organisation.
According to a daily report, the biggest increase in cases of the deadly bug came from North and South America with over 116,000 new cases.
This brings the world total to over 8.7 million with more than 461,000 deaths according to the WHO.
The previous record for worldwide cases was held at 181,232 on June 18, 2020.
Despite lockdown relaxing in some countries, last week officials warned the Covid-19 pandemic is still accelerating, reports Mirror Online.
“The world is in a new and dangerous phase,” Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing from WHO headquarters in Geneva.
“The virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly, and most people are still susceptible.
“Tedros, whose leadership of the WHO has been severely criticised by U.S. President Donald Trump, urged people to maintain social distancing and “extreme vigilance.”
As well as the Americas, a large number of new cases were coming from South Asia and the Middle East, Tedros added.