There were 106,000 new cases of new coronavirus infection recorded globally in the last 24 hours – the most in a single day yet, the World Health Organization said.
Globally, there have been more than 4.9 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, and more than 323,000 people died, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 1.7 million people have recovered.
The United Nations responsible for international public health expressed concern for poor countries even as rich ones emerge from lockdown.
“We still have a long way to go in this pandemic,” WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference. “We are very concerned about rising cases in low and middle-income countries.”
“COVID-19 is not the only challenge the world is facing. The climate crisis is causing increasingly strong storms, abnormal weather patterns and catastrophic shocks. Super cyclone Amphan is one of the biggest in years and is currently bearing down on Bangladesh and India,” he added.