WHO Issues Bleak Warning: U.S. Could Potentially Be Next Coronavirus Epicenter
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Mar 26, 2020,
Mar 26, 2020, 0:21
The World Health Organisation said on Tuesday that the US could become the global epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic.
World Health Organization spokeswoman Margaret Harris told reporters during a virtual press conference that 85 percent of the new cases reported to the global body overnight had come from Europe and the United States, now the two "main drivers of the outbreak".
"We are now seeing a very large acceleration in cases in the U.S. So it does have that potential. So it does have that potential". USA Forty percent of that total was attributable to new cases in the United States.
According to the spokeswoman, the spread of the infection in the United States is "very high and increasing in intensity".
The death toll from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the United States has risen above 600, with more than 50,000 cases of infection confirmed, the John Hopkins University of Medicine said on Tuesday.
Globally, there is 422,829 total number of patients whereas 18,907 people have lost their lives. out of the total, 109,102 people have recovered.
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Of the top 10 countries by case numbers, Italy has reported the highest fatality rate, at around 10 per cent, which at least partly reflects its older population.
"We can not say that that is the case yet but it does have that potential". It has more than 46,500 confirmed cases with almost 600 deaths. You would be forgiven for feeling a little confused about the condition of things in the nation and trying to keep up with the news related to the book coronavirus outbreak around the U.S. today.
Italy is still the epicenter for the meantime because they have 63, 927 cases and they are followed by the United States.
"Addressing the nation for the second time in a week, PM Modi said, "From 12 am of March 24 entire country will be on complete lockdown for three weeks (21 days) due to COVID-19", said PM Modi".
He announced 122 new deaths from the virus, raising the official toll to 1,934 in one of the world's worst hit countries.
The July 24-August 9 Olympics have been the last major sporting event left untouched as the epidemic put most of the world in virtual lockdown.