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WHO: Number of COVID-19 cases across globe up by over 136,000 in past day

08 June 2020 [13:15] - TODAY.AZ

By Trend

More than 136,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide on June 7, with the overall number of such cases nearing 6.8 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Sunday, Trend reports citing TASS.

As of 11:00 Moscow time on June 7, as many as 6,799,713 novel coronavirus cases and 397,388 coronavirus-associated deaths were registered across the globe. The number of confirmed cases grew by 136,409 in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities increased by 4,586.

The WHO statistics is based on officially confirmed data from the countries.

South and North America accounts for the majority of confirmed coronavirus cases - 3,234,875. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 79,505 and the number of deaths - by 3,227 and reached 179,394.

The number confirmed COVID-2019 cases in Europe amounts to 2,268,311 and the number of fatalities is 183,732. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 18,312 and the number of deaths - by 604.

The East Mediterranean region has 623,684 cases and 14,326 fatalities as of June 7. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 18,658 and the number of deaths - by 302.

The biggest number of coronavirus cases was reported from the United States (1,886,794), Brazil (645,771), Russia (467,673), the United Kingdom (284,872), India (246,628), Spain (241,310), Italy (234,801), Peru (187,400), Germany (183,979), and Iran (169,425).

A pneumonia outbreak caused by the COVID-19 virus (previously known as 2019-nCoV) was reported in China’s city of Wuhan, a large trade and industrial center with a population of 12 million, in late December 2019. Since then, cases of the new coronavirus have been reported from nearly all parts of the world. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.


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