Covid-19: Global Cases Spike to Highest in 24Hrs amid Lockdown Laxity

By Carlos Onyango / May 21, 2020 | 2:12 pm



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The number of new Covid-19 cases rose to more than 100,000 within 24 hours globally which is the highest to ever been recorded since the first case in December 2019.

According to the World Health Organization, there has been laxity among nations around the world which has led to the increased number of cases globally to 106,662 in the last 24 hours with total cases hitting the five million mark.

“In the last 24 hours, there have been 106,000 cases reported to WHO – the most in a single day since the outbreak began. Almost two-thirds of these cases were reported in just four countries,”

Most nations have gone back to ‘business as usual’ even after WHO warned that lockdowns and restrictions put in place in fighting the pandemic should not be eased yet.

While addressing WHO officials during a virtual video, UN agency’s chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that “We still have a long way to go in this pandemic.”

The WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan said that when the cases hit the five million mark, it would be a ‘Tragic Milestone’.

Data by Worldometer, however, show that the global cases have already reached 5,106,100 with 330,004 deaths and 2,035,670 recoveries.

The WHO said it was concerned about the rapid rise in the number of cases in Low-income countries with projections showing that Brazil could be the new hotspot of the virus.

Brazil Health Ministry reported 888 new deaths and nearly 20,000 new infections in a single day, pushing the total cases to 291,579 and almost 19,000 deaths. Brazil has now surpassed the UK’s total number of infections.

“We’re very concerned about the rising numbers of cases in low and middle-income countries.”

Countries are now considering easing restrictions, open up economies, and take things back to normal but it is still too soon. Countries have also ramped up their testing capacities, but this has nothing to do with the control of the infections.







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