WHO says U.S. and Brazil accounted for half of new daily coronavirus cases: ‘Too many countries are headed in the wrong direction’
The United States and Brazil accounted for half of the new daily coronavirus cases as countries across the globe struggle to contain their outbreaks, the World Health Organization said Monday.
The U.S. and Brazil reported 111,319 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, roughly half of all the new cases disclosed to health authorities worldwide, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
“Let me be blunt, too many countries are headed in the wrong direction,” Tedros said at a news conference from the agency’s Geneva headquarters.
“In several countries across the world, we are now seeing dangerous increases in Covid-19 cases, and hospital wards filling up again,” he added. “It would appear that many countries are losing gains made as proven measures to reduce risk are not implemented or followed.”