The last record was set on June 18, when WHO reported 181,232 new cases of the virus worldwide.
This increase edges the global total of infections closer to 9 million.
Where were the cases? Of six global regions, the Americas accounted for the vast majority of new cases -- 116,041 -- that were reported on Sunday by WHO. Nearly half of that total in the Americas came from Brazil, where WHO counted 54,771 new cases.
WHO reported a worldwide case total of 8,708,008 on Sunday, while Johns Hopkins University’s Coronavirus Resource Center reported 8,970,977 cases worldwide on Monday.