World Health Organization holds a briefing on coronavirus


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The World Health Organization is holding a briefing on the coronovirus epidemic on Friday as daily cases set a new record worldwide.

The WHO reported 338,779 new global coronovirus cases on Thursday, a one-day increase due to infection in Europe.

According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, more than 36.5 million people worldwide have been infected with Kovid-19, killing more than 1 million people.

Earlier this week, WHO’s executive director of emergency programs, Drs. Mike Ryan said “best estimates” indicate that 1 in 10 people worldwide may be infected with coronovirus – more than 20 times the number of confirmed cases.

He said the figures vary from urban to rural and between different groups, but ultimately means that “much of the world is at risk.”

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-The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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