Several countries on Friday reported new records for daily coronavirus cases and deaths as the pandemic surges in regions across the globe.
Poland recorded 132 COVID-19-related deaths on Friday, the country’s health ministry reported, it’s highest one-day death toll since the onset of the pandemic. Poland’s death toll now stands at 3,440. It also recorded 7,705 new cases of the virus, the second-highest count after Thursday’s record high of 8,099.
Poland has more than 157,600 coronavirus cases, according to the health ministry.
Russia, which has been reporting nearly daily new records of either virus deaths or new cases, broke another record on Friday when it reported 15,150 new COVID-19 cases, according to the country’s coronavirus headquarters. The country has more than 1.36 million cases.
Its last record-breaking day was Wednesday, when it reported 14,231 new cases. The country also reported a record number of daily deaths on Thursday, with 286. On Friday, 232 people died from COVID-19, bringing the death toll to 23,723.
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The Czech Republic also reported its record-high daily new cases of the virus on Friday, with 9,721, according to the country’s health ministry. The country has seen more than 149,000 cases of COVID-19 and 1,230 people have died.
Globally, health officials report more than 38.98 million cases of the virus, and more than 1.09 million people have died.