The Chief of WHO (World Health Organization) said that the Covid-19 infection is now spreading “rapidly” and the highest number of cases was reported in a single day yesterday.
WHO chief Tedros Adhanam Gebreyes said that about half of the new cases are from the continent of North and South America. He said, “We are in a new and dangerous stage. Restrictive steps are still needed to prevent the epidemic.”
Tedros said the virus is still “spreading rapidly” and that steps such as social distancing, masking, and soap washing are still necessary.
“More than 150 thousand new cases of COVID-19 were reported to WHO yesterday – the most in a single day so far,” Ghebreyesus said.
“Almost half of those cases were reported from the Americas, with large numbers also being reported from South Asia and the Middle East,” he said.
The number of cases reported globally has seen a massive spike over the past two weeks,s the WHO Chief had said in a press briefing earlier this week.
“It took more than 2 months for the first 1,00,000 cases to be reported. For the past two weeks, more than 1,00,000 new cases have been reported almost every single day,” the WHO Director-General had said.
Tedros said “Many people are understandably fed up with being at home. Countries are understandably eager to open up their societies and economies. But the virus is still spreading fast, it’s still deadly, and most people are still susceptible. We call on all countries and all people to exercise extreme vigilance.”
“We continue to call on all countries to focus on the basics: find, isolate, test and care for every case. Trace and quarantine every contact,” Ghebreyesus added.
Where does India stand?
Let us tell you that the outbreak of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly in India. The number of Covid-19 infected in India is approaching .4 million. According to data on Saturday by the Ministry of Health, the total number of corona positive patients in India has increased to 4,10,461, and the virus has killed 13,254 people so far. Good News is 2,27,756 people have been fully recovered from COVID-19 till date.
At the same time, in the last 24 hours, 13,586 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported, and 336 people have died. However, it is a matter of relief that 2,04,711 patients have been able to beat corona. The recovery rate has reached 53.79 percent.
Condition of China
There have been 34 new cases of coronavirus reported in China, of which 22 are from Beijing. The officials gave this information on Saturday (June 20).
The National Health Commission said that 34 new COVID-19 cases had been reported in the country, out of which seven people do not have signs of infection. There are 22 cases of localized disease in Beijing, and one such evidence has been reported from Hebei province. The commission said 57 out of 108 people without symptoms are patients from abroad. He is placed under medical supervision.
The commission said that there are 83,352 cases of COVID-19 infection in China so far, and the number of dead is 4,634. The Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a genome series of viruses derived from new cases of infection in Beijing’s Xinfadi wholesale market. It has also been forwarded to WHO.
Chinese virologists allege that the new type of virus in Beijing came from Europe. According to ‘Global Times’ report, an early epidemiological survey showed that the type of coronavirus detected in the Xinfadi wholesale market has its origin in Europe.
New Zealand reports 50 new cases
Emergency has been imposed in New Zealand after 50 new cases of Covid-19 were found. Director of Civil Defense Emergency Management Sarah Stuart Black said that Defense Minister Pini Henare has imposed state emergency under the Civil Defense Emergency Act 2002.
According to the Health Ministry, the total number of Covid-19 cases in New Zealand has now increased to 205, including 50 new cases on Wednesday.
Condition of France
At the same time, in France, 240 people died due to corona virus. Due to this, the death toll from Covid-19 in the country has increased to 1,100.
France’s top health official told reporters that 22,300 people have been found infected with the virus in France and of these 10,176 people are admitted in hospitals.
In addition to it, the number of people who died due to its infection has increased to 6820.
How is Italy holding up?
Italy is badly affected by the global pandemic Corona virus (Covid-19). Angelo Borrelli, head of Italy’s Department of Civil Protection, told a television conference on Tuesday that 743 people have died in the country during the past 24 hours due to the corona virus.