On Tuesday, a representative of the World Health Organization warned that the United States has the potential to become the new epicenter of the outbreak of coronavirus due to the strong acceleration of infection.
According to WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris, over the past 24 hours, 85% of new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Europe and the United States вЂ” 40% of these cases were detected in the United States, writes the New York Post.
In response to a question about whether the United States could become the new epicenter of coronavirus, Harris replied: вЂњNow we are seeing a very large increase in cases in the United States, so this has such potential. [The United States] has a very large outbreak and this is an outbreak that is amplifying. вЂњ
According to Johns Hopkins University, 46,481 cases of coronavirus were reported in the United States by Tuesday morning.
In China, where the spread of infection began, the largest number of cases was still 81.888, but the number of infected people slowed down significantly, and Wuhan opens after two months of isolation. Italy follows China вЂ” 63.927 are recorded in the country, followed by the United States, which ranks third in the number of cases. After the United States, Spain and Germany follow, with 39,673 and 30,150, respectively. In total, 392,780 cases of coronavirus and 17,159 deaths from the disease were recorded worldwide.