UNITED NATIONS: The World Health Organization has urged the countries to remain extremely vigilant as the number of cases hit a new peak.
Director General of the world health agency Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual news conference said, “The coronavirus pandemic is now in a new and dangerous phase with the disease accelerating at the same time as people tire of lockdowns.”
He said more than 150,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported to the WHO in a single day.
COVID-19 cases rise to over 8.7 million worldwide
The number of infections from Coronavirus across the world has risen to over eight point seven million while the pandemic has killed at least 462,000 people since its outbreak in December last year.
Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases.
The United States is the worst-hit country with over 121,000 deaths from more than two point two million cases.
Over four point six million patients have so far recovered from the disease across the world.