The World Health Organization said that the pandemic of the Corona virus is accelerating and that the number of cases on Thursday reached 150 thousand cases, which is the largest number of infections in one day, and that nearly half of this number was registered in the Americas.
“The world is in a new and dangerous stage … the virus is still spreading rapidly, still deadly, and most people are still affected by it quickly,” WHO Director-General Tidros Adhanom Gebresos said in an online press briefing from WHO headquarters in Geneva.
A Reuters count as of 1326 GMT on Friday showed that more than eight million and 530,000 people have been infected with the emerging virus, the global virus, while 453,834 patients died.
Tedros, whose leadership of the World Health Organization has come under heavy criticism from US President Donald Trump, urged people to maintain social estrangement and “extreme caution.”
Tidros added that there are a large number of new cases in South Asia and the Middle East.
WHO emergency expert Mike Ryan drew attention to the situation in Brazil, where he said 1,230 people had died of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.
He noted that about 12 percent of Brazil’s cases of health workers are praised for their courage in tackling the pandemic.
Brazil is the second most affected country after the United States, with 978,142 cases, and 47,748 patients died.