This ISN'T over: Coronavirus pandemic getting WORSE – warning as 136,000 infected in 24hrs

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This ISN'T over: Coronavirus pandemic getting WORSE – warning as 136,000 infected in 24hrs

The WHO said on Monday over 136,000 people had contracted the virus in the last 24 hours. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: “More than six months into this pandemic, this is not the time for any country to take its foot off the pedal.” The spread of the disease is now a “great concern” in Latin America.

He said: “Almost 7 million cases of COVID-19 have now been reported to WHO, and almost 400,000 deaths.

“Although the situation in Europe is improving, globally it is worsening.

“More than 100,000 cases have been reported on 9 of the past 10 days. Yesterday, more than 136,000 cases were reported, the most in a single day so far.”

After the US, Brazil has the second-highest number of coronavirus deaths.

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Michael J Ryan, Chief Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme said: “What we’re seeing from Mexico all the way through to Chile is an increasing pattern across the Americas, across Latin America, with some notable exceptions.”

Mr Ryan said: “It’s not one country.

“It’s many, many countries experiencing very severe epidemics.

“In these countries, the biggest threat now is complacency.


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