Coronavirus cases surge to one-day record, USA accounts for a quarter of new infections | ABC News

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  • COVID-19 cases globally have surged to another one-day record.

    The World Health Organization has tallied more than 292,000 cases. The United States accounted for almost a quarter of the new infections.

    As America grapples with its response to the pandemic, the nation’s top health officials have been marched before congress.

    North America correspondent Kathryn Diss reports.

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