UN: New Daily Record As COVID-19 Cases Hit More Than 350,000

Written by on October 9, 2020

GENEVA (AP) — The World Well being Group has introduced a brand new every day report excessive in coronavirus circumstances confirmed worldwide, with greater than 350, 000 infections reported to the U.N. well being company on Friday.

The brand new every day excessive of 350,766 circumstances surpasses a report set earlier this week by almost 12,000. That tally contains greater than 109,000 circumstances from Europe alone.

In a press briefing on Friday, the WHO emergencies chief, Dr. Michael Ryan, acknowledged that at the same time as COVID-19 continues to surge the world over, “there aren’t any new solutions.”

He mentioned that though the company needs international locations to keep away from the punishing lockdowns which have devastated economies, governments should guarantee probably the most weak persons are protected and that quite a few measures should be taken.

“The vast majority of folks on the planet are nonetheless inclined to this illness,” Ryan warned. He mentioned international locations ought to focus not simply on restrictive measures, however on bolstering their surveillance programs, testing, contact tracing, and guaranteeing populations are engaged.

Because the virus continues to surge throughout Europe and elsewhere, he acknowledged that restrictive measures is perhaps warranted sooner or later. British scientists reported this week that the COVID-19 outbreak is doubling each few weeks, French hospitals are working out of ICU beds and Spain declared a state of emergency in Madrid as coronavirus circumstances soar.

Ryan mentioned lockdowns “could also be unavoidable the place the illness has bought uncontrolled once more, however we shouldn’t settle for that in each nation, the return of circumstances ought to be seen with a right away return of the necessity for lockdown restrictions.”

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