The coronavirus pandemic is”quickening”, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned.
The WHO’s Director-General told reporters on Friday that over 150,000 new cases of COVID-19 were listed in the previous 24 hours, at what was the maximum number of new infections daily on record.
Almost half of those recently reported cases were in the Americas, in which Brazil declared that it passed one million instances but significant figures came from South Asia and the Middle East.
“The planet is in a brand new and dangerous stage,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, including that confinement steps, for example, social-distancing, mask-wearing, and hand-washing, are still required to stop the pandemic.
Also, he addressed his concerns over”the very real and present threat of widespread transmission of COVID-19 at refugee camps, in which the pandemic” is exposing several refugees to more acute hardship”.
“We now have a shared responsibility to do whatever we can to prevent, detect and react to the transmission of COVID-19 one of the refugee populations,” Ghebreyesus stressed.
More than 8.6 million cases are reported worldwide since the start of the pandemic, and over 460,000 lives are dropped, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.
The US remains the worst-hit nation, accounting for 119,00 deaths, followed by Brazil, together with almost 49,000 deaths.
There’s still no vaccine for coronavirus, nevertheless, this week scientists in the united kingdom discovered a low-cost steroid called dexamethasone can decrease mortality by around a third from COVID-19 patients having acute respiratory complications.