WHO reports most coronavirus cases in one day as total number nears 5 million

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More than 100,000 coronavirus cases have been reported to the World Health Organization in the last 24 hours, “the most in a single day since the outbreak began,” Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said at a news conference Wednesday.

“We still have a long way to go in this pandemic,” he said. “In the last 24 hours, there have been 106,000 cases reported to WHO — the most in a single day since the outbreak began.”

He added that almost “two-thirds of these cases were reported in just four countries,” although he did not specify where the cases had been recorded.

The countries with the highest number of confirmed cases are the U.S., Russia, Brazil and the United Kingdom, according to the WHO.

“We are very concerned about rising cases in low and middle income countries,” Ghebreyesus said.

“The pandemic has taught and informed many lessons,” he added. “Health is not a cost; it’s an investment. To live in a secure world, guaranteeing quality health for all is not just the right choice; it’s the smart choice.”

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