More than one million confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported to the World Health Organization (WHO), including more than 50,000 deaths, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday.
Noting the profound social and economic consequences of the pandemic, Tedros stressed the COVID-19 outbreak is much more than a health crisis.
“We are in a shared struggle to protect both lives and livelihoods, ” said Tedros.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 250,000, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
The fresh figure reached 257,773 with 6,586 deaths, according to the CSSE.
The state of New York recorded 102,863 cases and 2,935 fatalities. Other states with over 10,000 cases include New Jersey, California, and Michigan.
Globally, nations and regions have altogether recorded more than 1,056,000 cases and over 55,000 deaths, while over 220,000 have recovered from the disease.