Europe reported 96,996 new cases, the highest total for the region ever recorded by the WHO.
Global deaths rose by 5514 to a total of 1.05 million.
The previous WHO record for new cases was 330,340 on 2 October. The agency reported a record 12,393 deaths on 17 April.
As a region, Europe is now reporting more cases than India, Brazil or the United States.
India reported 78,524 new cases, followed by Brazil at 41,906 and the United States with 38,904 new infections, according to the WHO, whose data lags the daily reports by each country.