Global coronavirus cases pass 5 million cases around the world


21/5/2020 12:47:00
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     Global coronavirus cases pass 5 million cases around the world

There are now more than 5 million cases of coronavirus around the world, with a record 106,000 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours, the World Health Organization says.

 

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said two-thirds of the new cases came from just four countries — the US, Russia, Brazil and India.

 

"We still have a long way to go in this pandemic," Dr Tedros said.

 

"We are very concerned about rising cases in low and middle-income countries."

 

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Latin America overtook the US and Europe in the past week to report the largest portion of new daily cases globally.

 

It represents a new phase in the spread of the virus, which initially peaked in China in February before large-scale outbreaks in Europe and the United States.

 

Latin America accounted for around a third of the 91,000 cases reported earlier this week. Europe and the United States each accounted for just over 20 per cent.

 

A large number of those new cases came from Brazil, which recently surpassed Germany, France and the United Kingdom to become the third-largest outbreak in the world, behind the United States and Russia.

 

Cases in Brazil are now rising at a daily pace second only to the US.

 

 

 

PUKmedia \ ABC NEWS


 

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