Coronavirus: Biggest single-day jump in global cases

ST Staff
Tuesday, 9 June 2020

On Sunday 136,000 cases were recorded which was the highest single-day spike in Coronavirus cases globally.

Since the number of new coronavirus cases are reaching new heights on a daily basis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that the situation of the pandemic in worsening worldwide. Since the outbreak of the virus in Wuhan, China, over seven million people have been infected with this virus and have taken lives of over 400,000 people across the globe.  

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Chief, said at a press briefing on Monday that about 75% of the cases reported to the United Nations health authority on Sunday were from ten countries in the Americas and in South Asia. He pointed out that nine out of the past 10 days have seen over 100,000 cases, while on Sunday 136,000 cases recorded were the highest in number.

WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed concern about the increasing number of infections in the US, at a virtual news conference in Geneva. He reiterated that the situation globally is deteriorating.

WHO Chief said, "More than 100,000 cases have been reported on nine of the past 10 days. Yesterday, more than 136,000 cases were reported - the most in a single day so far. Almost 75 percent of Sunday's cases came from 10 countries - mostly in the Americas and South Asia."

The United Nations health agency requested demonstrators to wear a mask and maintain at least 1 meter distance, in response to the demonstrations against racial discrimination in the United States.

"WHO fully supports equality and the global movement against racism. We reject discrimination of all kinds. We encourage all those protesting around the world to do so safely. As much as possible, keep at least one metre from others, clean your hands, cover your cough and wear a mask if you attend a protest. Stay home if you are sick and contact a health care provider," WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus added.

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