The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus around the world has exceeded 3 million, with the United States approaching one million cases.
This comes at a time when many countries are taking steps to ease measures of public isolation that have led to a cessation of normalcy during the past eight weeks.
The first 41 cases were confirmed in Chinese Wuhan on January 10
The World Health Organization said that the number of three million confirmed cases of the Corona virus in less than four months in terms of the number could be compared with about three to five million cases of severe illness caused by the seasonal flu around the world every year.
On average, 82,000 daily cases were recorded during the past week, more than a quarter of these cases occur in the United States, while Europe has recorded more than 43 percent of the cases.
The total number of deaths due to infection with the virus reached 205,000 people and one in almost seven recorded cases died.
Some of the severely affected countries in Europe, including Italy, France and Spain, recorded a decline in the numbers of daily cases during the past weeks, but recorded between 2000 and 5,000 new infections daily during the past seven days.
The total number of injured increased by 2.5 percent, the lowest daily rate in almost two months. This is a decrease from a peak in late March when the total was rising more than 10 percent a day.
Over the past week, the United States recorded an average of more than 30,000 cases a day, which currently accounts for about a third of new infections worldwide.