WHO: The world records highest single-day spike in Covid19 cases.
According to the WHO, the world records it’s highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases on Sunday. More than 1,83,000 cases are reported in the last 24 hours from around the world. The world’s Covid19 tally now stands at 8,708,008 after adding up 1,83,020 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Leading the way, Brazil reports the highest single-day spike on Sunday with 54,771 new cases. The US stands next to Brazil as it reports 36,617 new cases in the last 24 hours. India too contributes over 15,400 new cases to the total number of cases in the world on Sunday.
The world’s total death toll mounts to 4,61,715 with a daily increase of 4,743 deaths. According to the UN health experts, the spike in Covid19 cases everyday may be due to several factors. The most important factors include widespread testing of Covid19 and quick spread of the virus.
America tops the world’s tally.
Talking about the world’s Covid19 tally, America bags the top place. The US has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world, over 2.2 million. Not only the cases but the US also has the highest number of fatalities in the world with about 120,000 deaths. More than two-thirds of the world’s fatalities are from America in the last 24 hours.
The number of positive cases is increasing rapidly in the US especially Latin America. Mostly the positive cases are rising across the West and South of the US due to the spread of virus.
World limping back to normalcy.
Several countries are now limping back to normalcy after complete lockdown for over three months. Spain which was worst hit by the coronavirus ends the state of emergency allowing its citizens to travel freely around the country. Spain also removes the 14-day quarantine rule for visitors from Britain and other 26 European countries.
“This freedom that we now have, not having to justify our journey to see our family and friends, this was something that we were really looking forward to,” says a citizen of Spain. However, Spain’s PM Pedro Sanchez urges the citizens to take maximum precautions. “The virus can return and it can hit us again in a second wave. We have to do whatever we can to avoid that at all cost.”
Despite the increase in the number of positive cases everyday, almost every country has eased down the lockdown. To avoid hurting their economy any further, the countries have loosen up the relaxations. It is important to take precautionary measures now more than ever to contain the spread of the coronavirus.