Geneva (Web Desk): World Health Organization (WHO) has urged the countries to remain extremely vigilant as the number of cases hit a new peak.
Speaking at a virtual news conference, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the coronavirus pandemic is now in a new and dangerous phase with the disease accelerating at the same time as people tire of lockdowns.
Adhanom said that more than 150,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported to the WHO in a single day.
Meanwhile, the number of infections from coronavirus across the world has risen to over 8.7 million while the pandemic has killed at least 462,000 people since its outbreak in December 2019.
Many countries are testing only symptomatic or the most serious cases.
The United States (US) is the worst-hit country with over 121,000 deaths from more than 2.2 million cases.
Over 4.6 million patients have so far recovered from the disease across the world.