The number of new Covid-19 cases worldwide has reached a record high of 212,326 cases in the last 24 hours, according to situation report from the World Health Organization.
The report said that more than 10.9 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 were registered in the world, and over the past 24 hours – 212 326 new cases. Since the start of the pandemic, at least 523,011 deaths have occurred in the world, with 5134 of these cases recorded in the last 24 hours.
The virus, which first appeared in China, spread throughout the world, and the epicenter moved from East Asia to Europe, and then to America. The largest increase reported on Saturday occurred in the Americas, where 129,772 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total in the region to nearly 5.58 million.
There were 27,947 new cases in Southeast Asia, with the largest growth in the region in India and Bangladesh. The Eastern Mediterranean region has faced 20,043 new cases, where Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran have suffered the most. In Europe, 19 694 new cases were registered with the largest increase in Russia. In Africa, there were 12,619 cases, which were overwhelmingly reported in South Africa, and in the western Pacific, including China, there were 2,251 new cases.
2.75 million cases have been reported in Europe, 1.13 million in the Eastern Mediterranean, about 900,000 in Southeast Asia, more than 342,000 in Africa, and almost 222,000 cases in the Western Pacific.
WHO noted that factors such as case detection, definitions, testing strategies, reporting and delay times vary across countries, territories and regions. This week, a senior agency official warned that some countries may have to re-introduce blocking measures as they try to contain the virus.
“Some countries that have been successful in suppressing the programs that are currently opening may regress, may need to intervene again, may have to apply these so-called locks again,” said Dr. Maria Van Kerchow, WHO. Emerging Diseases Division at Wednesday’s briefing in Geneva. “We hope not. We hope that we do not have to undergo widespread closure again. Therefore, it’s not too late to act quickly. ”
In mid-June, WHO announced that cases of coronavirus, reaching record levels worldwide, were not just the result of testing in more countries. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO emergency program, said June 22 that hospitalization and deaths are also increasing.
In particular, 2.72 million cases of Covid-19 were reported in the United States, according to WHO, 53,213 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. According to a WHO Saturday report, 128,481 people died from Covid-19 in the United States, and 623 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.
While the number of confirmed cases in the US is growing, the virus seems to kill fewer people than it infects. The New York Times reported FridayAccording to experts, this may be due to testing, treatment and “virus displacement”. But due to the lag in attributing deaths, there may be an increase in mortality from Covid-19.
Brazil was another country in America leading new cases; almost 1.5 million confirmed cases have been reported in the country, with 48 105 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours. 61,884 people died in the country due to the virus, while over the past 24 hours, 1,252 people have been registered.
In India, there was also a significant increase in the number of new cases when 22,771 new cases were reported, a total of 648,315 cases in the country. The country has had 18,655 deaths, of which 442 in the past 24 hours.
Note. World Health Organization data are slightly different from statistics compiled by Johns Hopkins University, which are also often used to track a global pandemic.