New cases on the rise despite gradual decrease in hard-hit nations – WHO

Director General of World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in virtual press briefing on Monday  that over 1 lakh cases are reported daily for the past 2 weeks globally and almost 75% of the recent cases have comes from 10 countries.

Tedros said “It took more than two months for the first 1,00,000 cases to be reported. For the past two weeks, more than 1,00,000 new cases have been reported almost every single day.” Despite the hard-hit nations showing a gradual decrease, the number of new cases are increasing faster recently.

The Director stated that almost 75% of the recent cases come from 10 countries, mostly in the Americas and South Asia. “However, we also see increasing numbers of cases in Africa, Eastern Europe, central Asia and the Middle East,” he added.

“Even in countries that have demonstrated the ability to suppress Covid-19 transmission, countries must stay alert to the possibility of resurgence.” WHO noted the fresh cases in Beijing that has come after 50 days of infection-free period in that city.