WHO Reports Record-Breaking 100,000 Global New Covid-19 Cases In One Day !

TOPLINE: over 100,000 new Covid-19 cases were reported to the World Health Organization over the previous 24 hours on Wednesday, the foremost in at some point since the start of the pandemic.




  • The global health agency said 106,000 new cases had been reported in 24 hours, an innovative record for the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • Nearly two-thirds of the daily cases reported were in only four countries, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday during a press conference in Geneva, though he didn't identify the nations.
  • The U.S. led the world within the number of recent cases Tuesday, with 45,251 new cases, trailed by Russia with 9,263, in keeping with WHO data.
  • While parts of Europe are gradually reopening after seeing drops in Covid-19 cases and deaths, countries like Brazil and Russia are reporting a rising number of recent infections.
CRUCIAL QUOTE
“We still have a protracted thanks to enter this pandemic, Tedros said at the group discussion. “We are very concerned about rising cases in low- and middle-income countries.
KEY BACKGROUND
There were nearly 5 million confirmed coronavirus cases counted on Wednesday afternoon, in step with a Johns Hopkins University count. The U.S. makes up the bulk of cases, with 1.5 million. Last week, the pandemic hit a watershed moment when 300,000 confirmed Covid-19 deaths were tallied, with the U.S. making up almost a 3rd of the worldwide toll.
President Donald Trump has gone back and forth with threats to defund WHO, which he accused of “severely mismanaging and covering up" the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. was the group’s biggest financial supporter in recent years, and reportedly provides about $400 million to $500 million of the WHO’s $4.8 billion budget, or about 15%.