The rate at which the coronavirus pandemic is spreading is shaking the whole world. Since the pandemic began, it took the world until April 2 to reach one million confirmed cases of the virus. Shockingly, the world has reported over one million cases for the last five days only.
On Sunday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported another record single-day number of COVID-19 cases as the total topped 200,000 for the fourth day in a row. According to the WHO’s daily update, more than 60 percent of Sunday’s caseload is from North and South America. Florida alone reported 15,299 new cases – the biggest overall number and the largest overall increase of any state on any day during the pandemic.
A further 45,000 cases were reported in Brazil, nearly 29,000 were recorded in India, and more than 13,000 came from South Africa, which is quickly becoming one of the world’s new COVID-19 hotspots. Canada reported 321 new cases. A total of 1,214 people succumbed to the disease in Brazil, and this was the highest number globally. The United States was second at 803, Mexico at 665 and India at 551.