India records highest COVID cases on Friday recording a spike of 14,516 new cases in a single day on Friday alone.
The spike takes the nations’ total coronavirus case to 3.95 lakh, the fourth worst-hit nation in the world, just below Russia, Brazil, and worst-hit the US.
In the last 24-hours, 375 people succeed in the novel coronavirus mounting the death toll to 12,948, according to Health Ministry data. The government has also tested the highest number of samples in 24-hours, at 1,89,869 people tested.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization warned the Americas as half of the world-COVID count of 150,000 new cases in a single day was from the two Americas.
Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told: “The world is in a new and dangerous phase. The virus is still spreading fast, it is still deadly, and most people are still susceptible.”
Emergencies expert at WHO, Mike Ryan warned against easing lockdown restrictions, which has been the case lately. Ryan urged a data-driven approach to reopen as that a potential second wave can be averted.
“Exiting lockdowns must be done carefully, in a step-wise manner, and must be driven by the data. If don’t know where it is the chances are the virus will surprise you,” he said, Reuters reports.
Global COVID-19 counts have touched 8 million and is steadily racing towards the next million. Over 460k people globally have succumbed to the virus, according to Johns Hopkins tally. 4.25 people have recovered from the disease.