W.H.O. Cautions: Coronavirus Pandemic Accelerating, America Is Now Epicenter

The world records over 150,000 new confirmed cases in one day, the highest figure achieved to date within 24 hours.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The novel coronavirus pandemic is far from subsiding. Driven by the spread of the pathogen in America and the continuing outbreaks in countries that have already suffered the first wave of the disease, such as China and Germany, the greatest health crisis of the century remains at the center of World Health Organization (W.H.O.) concerns.

"The pandemic is accelerating," warned Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the organization's Director-General. On Thursday, June 18th, 150,000 infections were reported in the world, the highest figure in any day to date. Almost half were in America.

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