The Buzz | WHO reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases

The World Health Organization reported yesterday [Macau time] the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count, at more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours.
The UN health agency said Brazil led the way with 54,771 cases tallied and the U.S. next at 36,617. Over 15,400 came in in India.
Experts said rising case counts can reflect multiple factors including more widespread testing as well as broader infection.
Overall in the pandemic, WHO reported 8,708,008 cases — 183,020 in the last 24 hours — with 461,715 deaths worldwide, with a daily increase of 4,743.
More than two-thirds of those new deaths were reported in the Americas.
Meanwhile, the head of the World Health Organization is warning that the coronavirus pandemic is still accelerating around the globe.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s director-general, noted yesterday that the last 1 million cases of the virus were reported in just the last eight days alone.
Ghebreyesus also warned against the “politicization” of the pandemic, likely referring to U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of WHO and China over their handling of the outbreak.

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