Worldwide, the number of confirmed corona infections has increased by 183,020 in the past 24 hours. That’s a record, says the World Health Organization (WHO).
More than 116,000 registered infections were added to the American continent alone. “The pandemic continues to accelerate,” warned WHO President Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The previous daily record was only three days old: on June 18, more than 181 new infections were registered. So yesterday there were 183,020.
“The pandemic continues to accelerate,” WHO president Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned during a video conference in Dubai today.
“The last 1 million infections registered were counted over a period of just 8 days.” For comparison, “It took three months to arrive at the first million corona cases.”
A total of 8.9 million people worldwide have now tested positive for the coronavirus, according to figures from John Hopkins University.
More than 467,000 people have died from the effects of the virus. Infections have been registered in 210 countries.
The most substantial increase in new cases came from the Americas: 116,041 new cases. The past 24 hours have also seen 3,241 corona deaths on the American continent.