The number of new Covid-19 cases worldwide has reached a record high of 212,326 over the past 24 hours, according to a situation report from the World Health Organization.
The report states that there have been more than 10.9 million confirmed Covid-19 cases globally, with 212,326 new cases over the past 24 hours. There have been at least 523,011 deaths around the world since the pandemic began, with 5,134 of these deaths reported last day.
The virus, which first originated in China, has spread throughout the world with the epicenter shifting from East Asia to Europe and then to America. The largest increase reported on Saturday occurred in North and South America, which saw 1
Southeast Asia had 27,947 new cases with India and Bangladesh having the largest increases in the region. The eastern Mediterranean region saw 20,043 new cases hit hardest by Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran. Europe saw 19,694 new cases with the largest increase in Russia. Africa had 12,619 cases that were overwhelmingly reported in South Africa, and the Western Pacific, which includes China, had 2,251 new cases.
Europe has a total of 2.75 million cases, the eastern Mediterranean has 1.13 million, Southeast Asia has almost 900,000, Africa has more than 342,000, and the western Pacific has almost 222,000 cases.
WHO noted that factors such as case detection, definitions, testing strategies, reporting and lag time vary between countries, territories and territories. A top official at the agency warned this week that some countries may have to re-introduce lockdown measures as they fight to contain the virus.
"Some countries that have successfully suppressed open access now may have a setback, may need to retake, may need to implement these so-called lockdowns again," said Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of WHO's new disease unit, at a news briefing Wednesday in Geneva. "We hope not. We hope we don't have to go into extended lockdown again. So it's not too late to act fast."
In mid-June, the WHO said that coronavirus cases that reached record numbers globally were not just the result of several countries testing. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO emergency program, said on June 22 that hospital admissions and deaths also increased.
Particularly in the United States, there have been 2.72 million cases of Covid-19 with 53,213 cases reported over the past 24 hours, according to WHO data. As of Saturday's WHO report, 128,481 people had died in the United States from Covid-19 with 623 deaths reported in the past day.
While confirmed cases increase in the United States, the virus seemed to kill fewer than it was infected, The New York Times reported Friday, which experts said could be due to testing, treatment and "a shift in who the virus was infected." lag in how deaths are attributed, there may still be an increase in Covid-19 fatalities.
Brazil was another country in America leading new affairs; the country has seen nearly 1.5 million confirmed cases, with 48,105 new cases over the past 24 hours. The country has had 61,884 deaths due to the virus, with 1,252 reported in the past 24 hours.
India also saw a huge bump in new cases, with 22,771 new confirmed cases, for a total of 648,315 cases in the country. The country has had 18,655 deaths, with 442 over the past 24 hours.
Note: Data from the World Health Organization differs slightly from statistics collected by Johns Hopkins University, which is also often used to track the global pandemic.