The World Health Organization (WHO) has admitted that COVID-19 situation is getting worse around the world.

WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told a virtual news conference in Geneva on Monday that its highest daily tally of new infections was recorded, with the virus raging in the Americas.

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of more than 403,000 people out of at least seven million infected, since the pandemic broke out in China last December.

After East Asia, Europe became the epicentre of the disease, but it has now been overtaken by the Americas.

“Although the situation in Europe is improving, globally it is worsening.

“More than 100,000 cases have been reported on nine of the past 10 days. Yesterday, more than 136,000 cases were reported — the most in a single day so far,”

Ghebreyesus said.

According to him, almost 75 percent of Sunday’s cases came from 10 countries, mostly in the Americas and South Asia.

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