Coronavirus Updates: 100,000-plus COVID-19 cases reported for each of the past five days

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Coronavirus Updates: 100,000-plus COVID-19 cases reported for each of the past five days
Coronavirus Updates: 100,000-plus COVID-19 cases reported for each of the past five days

There have been more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases reported for each of the past five days, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

The Americas continue to account for the most cases, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a daily COVID-19 press briefing in Geneva.

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Central and South America are experiencing “accelerating” COVID-19 epidemics, the WHO said, particularly in Haiti. There is also intense community transmission in Brazil, Peru and Nicaragua.

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Brazil has the second-highest number of confirmed cases in the world, with more than 555,000, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

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Meanwhile, the number of cases in Europe continues to decline, the WHO reported.

“Yesterday saw the fewest cases reported in Europe since the 22nd of March,” Tedros said.

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