A renewed Covid surge has hit the world. Nations around the world set new records on Thursday for Covid-19 deaths and new coronavirus infections. The disease has surged even in some countries that have kept the virus in check.
In the United States, Michigan has averaged more than 7,000 new cases a day. Brazil this week became just the third country, after the U.S. and Peru, to report more than 4,000 virus deaths in a day.
India hit a peak of over 1.26 lakh cases in 24 hours, and Iran set a new coronavirus infection record for the third straight day, reporting nearly 22,600 new cases.
South Korea reported 700 more cases, the highest daily jump since Jan. 5.