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With nearly 661,000 new cases of contamination, the World Health Organization recorded an all-time high for new cases of coronavirus worldwide for the day of Saturday, according to its pandemic dashboard updated on Sunday.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recorded an all-time high for new cases of Covid-19 worldwide for the day of Saturday, according to its pandemic dashboard updated Sunday, November 15.
In total, the UN agency received notification of 660,905 new cases for the day of Saturday. The previous record dated from Friday, with 645,410 new cases, after that of November 7, with 614,013 new cases.
More than 53.7 million cases since the start of the pandemic
The WHO Americas region also recorded a daily record on Saturday, with 269,225 new confirmed cases.
Figures reported to WHO tend to peak on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and decline on Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to figures from the organization, more than 53.7 million confirmed cases have been identified since the start of the pandemic, and more than 1.3 million people have lost their lives.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned on Friday that there was “a long way to go” before achieve global control of the coronavirus.
More than 9,500 dead over three consecutive days
Another record, for the first time, the WHO recorded more than 9,500 deaths on three consecutive days (9,928 deaths Thursday, 9,567 Friday and 9,924 Saturday).
Thursday’s death toll is the highest since 10,012 deaths on August 15, and the third highest since the start of the pandemic
“No country can say that it was sufficiently prepared for the Covid-19,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday, calling for every “scientific breakthrough” to benefit all countries and stressing that the pandemic could be contained even without a vaccine – provided that the appropriate measures are taken.
France is close to two million cases since the start of the pandemic
France recorded 27,228 new Covid-19 contaminations on Sunday, against 32,095 the day before, and 302 new deaths in hospital (359, Saturday), Public Health France announced. The record for daily contaminations was reached on November 7, at 86,852.
The toll of the epidemic in France now stands at 44,548 deaths for nearly 2 million confirmed cases of contamination.