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.
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.
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.
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.