COVID-19: Over 160 000 cases per day in the world for a week

COVID-19: Plus de 160 000 cas par jour dans le monde depuis une semaine

The number of people infected each day by the new coronavirus in the world exceed 160 000 for a week, announced on Wednesday that the world health Organization (WHO).

“Since a week, the number of new cases exceeds 160 000 per day. 60% of all cases of COVID-19 identified so far have been reported during the last month, ” said the director-general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a virtual press conference.

The pandemic of COVID-19 has done more than 511 000 deaths in the world since China is a formal state of the onset of the disease in December. More than 10.5 million cases have been identified, of which at least 5.3 million are now considered as cured.

“We will never tire to say that the best way out of this pandemic is to adopt a comprehensive approach,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in calling for more time to comply with the rules of detachment, to detect and isolate cases, quarantine of their contacts, and to wear a mask when it is necessary.

It is necessary to ” do it all “, he insisted, indicating that countries that have adopted “the comprehensive approach” were able to interrupt the transmission of the new coronavirus.

“One of the lessons of the pandemic is that it is the situation of a country, it can be reversed. It is never too late, ” he said.

In this regard, the head of the WHO has stated that the Italy and Spain, while facing a “discouraging picture” when they were at the epicenter of the pandemic, in march, managed to bring the epidemic under control thanks to a ” combination of leadership, humility, active participation of each member of the company and implementation of a comprehensive approach “.

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