Coronavirus is still a global threat, the World Health Organization warns, as daily cases reach an all time high of more than 136,000
- On Monday, the WHO reported 136,000 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours — the highest number of daily cases globally.
- The organization warned countries that are beginning to see an improvement to “remain vigilant.”
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The World Health Organization reported more than 136,000 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours on Monday, the highest number of daily cases since the pandemic began.
The organization has warned that the pandemic is worsening, and advises countries that are seeing improvements to “remain vigilant,” The New York Times reported.
“More than 100,000 cases have been reported on nine of the past 10 days,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s director-general, said at a briefing on Monday, according to the Times.
According to the report, more than 79,500 of the new cases were recorded in the Americas. The Times reported that the bulk of the new cases came from 10 countries.
Cases have been climbing for a few weeks. On May 21, the WHO also reported a then-record of 106,000 new daily cases.
As of Monday, over 7 million coronavirus infections were recorded worldwide, with more than 405,000 deaths. Over 110,000 — or more …continued .
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