Global coronavirus cases surpass five million after largest daily pandemic jump to date – World News


More than five million people worldwide have been infected with the coronavirus in a sinister new stage.

This comes as the World Health Organization warned that the Covid-19 pandemic was far from over, with more than 328,000 deaths worldwide.

106,000 new cases of new coronavirus infections have been recorded worldwide in the past 24 hours, making it the biggest jump in the daily routine.

Latin America overtook the United States and Europe last week to report the bulk of new daily cases worldwide.

Many of them came from Brazil, which recently surpassed Germany, France and the United Kingdom as having the third largest epidemic in the world behind the United States and Russia.

A coffin is carried in the cemetery of Vila Formosa, on the outskirts of Sao Paulo

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference, “We have a long way to go in this pandemic.

“We are very concerned about the increase in cases in low and middle income countries. “

The United States has recorded nearly 92,000 deaths while Europe has recorded nearly 165,000. The United Kingdom is responsible for more than 35,000 of these deaths.

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The first 41 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Wuhan, China, on January 10, and it took the world until April 1 to reach its first million cases.

Since then, about 1 million new cases have been reported every two weeks, according to a Reuters count.

Dr Tedros added: “In the past 24 hours, 106,000 cases have been reported to WHO – the most in one day since the start of the epidemic.

Health workers and patients stay in the intensive care unit for Covid-19 at Gilberto Novaes Hospital in Manaus, Brazil

“Almost two-thirds of these cases have been reported in only four countries. “

Brazil has also released new guidelines for the wider use of antimalarial drugs in benign coronaviruses, a treatment touted by President Jair Bolsonaro in defiance of public health experts warning of potential health risks.


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