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New Covid-19 Cases reach all-time high – WHO

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New Covid-19 Cases reach all-time high – WHO 

KEY POINTS 

  • The number of new Covid-19 cases has reached a new high at 212,326 cases in 24 hours.
  • The report says there have been more than 10.9 million cases total.
  • The biggest increase reported Saturday occurred in North and South America, which saw 129,772 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total in the region to nearly 5.58 million.

 

Since the commencement of the pandemic, there have been at least 523,011 deaths across the world.

Reports by the World Health Organization (WHO), reveal that new COVID-19 cases reached an all-time high of 212,326 cases within 24 hours. This was disclosed according to a situation report by the World Health Organization, also noting that there have been more than 10.9 million confirmed COVID-19 cases across the world.

Since the commencement of the pandemic, there have been at least 523,011 deaths across the world, with at least 5,134 deaths reported over the same period. The pandemic had shifted across various continents spreading from East Asia to Europe and then to the rest of the world. The biggest increase reported had occurred in North and South America, in which there were 129,772 new cases in the same 24-hour period, bringing the total of the region to about 5.58 million.

Southeast Asia also witnessed 27,947 new cases with India and Bangladesh having the highest cases in the region. The Eastern Mediterranean region witnessed 20,043 new cases; Europe witnessed 19,694 new cases, and Africa had 12,619 cases with the highest levels reported in South Africa. The Western Pacific, where China lies, had just 2,251 new cases.

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the WHO’s emerging diseases unit had noted that certain countries may have to reintroduce lockdown measures towards containing the virus from spreading even higher. He explained that “Some countries who have had success in suppressing transmission who are opening up now may have a setback, may have to implement interventions again, may have to implement these so-called lockdowns again.”

Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s emergency program, had also noted on the 22nd of June that hospital admissions and deaths were also on the rise.

 

Southeast Asia had 27,947 new cases with India and Bangladesh seeing the biggest increases in the region. The Eastern Mediterranean region saw 20,043 new cases with Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran the hardest hit. Europe saw 19,694 new cases with the biggest increase in Russia. Africa had 12,619 cases which were overwhelmingly reported in South Africa, and the Western Pacific, which includes China, had 2,251 new cases.

Europe has a total of 2.75 million cases, the Eastern Mediterranean has 1.13 million, Southeast Asia has nearly 900,000, Africa has more than 342,000, and the Western Pacific has nearly 222,000 cases.

The WHO noted that factors like case detection, definitions, testing strategies, reporting and lag times differ between countries, territories and areas. A top official with the agency warned this week that some countries may have to reintroduce lockdown measures as they struggle to contain the virus.

“Some countries who have had success in suppressing transmission who are opening up now may have a setback, may have to implement interventions again, may have to implement these so-called lockdowns again,” said Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the WHO’s emerging diseases unit, at a Wednesday news briefing in Geneva. “We hope not. We hope that we won’t have to go into widespread lockdown again. So it’s not too late to act fast.”

In mid-June, WHO said coronavirus cases reaching record numbers globally were not just the result of more countries testing. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s emergencies program, said on June 22 that hospital admissions and deaths were also rising.

 

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