The US has the Potential to Become the New Epicenter of Infection

US shows ‘very large acceleration’ in Covid-19 cases, has potential to become new epicenter of pandemic – WHO

US shows ‘very large acceleration’ in Covid-19 cases, has potential to become new epicenter of pandemic – WHO

World Health Organization spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a press conference in Geneva on Tuesday there had been a "very large acceleration" in cases in the United States in recent days, according to Reuters. "We are now seeing a very large acceleration in cases in the US So it does have that potential", she replied. "So it does have that potential".

Addressing a press conference, World Health Organization spokesperson said that though Europe is still the epicentre of coronavirus outbrealk but the United States has registered a huge spike in coronavirus cases in the last few days.

The coronavirus' death rate - a calculation that divides the number of known deaths divided by the total number of confirmed cases - varies widely by country right now.

Most of the European countries, along with the United States have followed the strict measures taken by China and other Asian countries in order to stem the virus spread.

The surge in confirmed cases could partly be a reflection of the uptick in testing, with Donald Trump taking steps to increase test availability after fierce criticism over shortages.

Unfortunately it seems the global pandemic is still growing: According to the WHO's emergency dashboard, Monday had the greatest rise in new infections since the epidemic began, with 40,900 new cases.

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If a decision isn't reached, Victorian schools could be shut as soon as Tuesday. The vast majority of cases - 327 - were imported from overseas.

Up until now, Europe has been the centre of transmission with Italy the most badly-hit country with the world's highest number of deaths, although fatalities have begun slowing there. "We can not say that is the case yet but it does have that potential".

Britain, believed by experts to be about two weeks behind Italy in the outbreak cycle, woke up on Tuesday to curbs on movement without precedent in peacetime after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the country to stay at home. You would be forgiven for feeling a little confused about the condition of things in the nation and trying to keep up with the news related to the book coronavirus outbreak around the United States today.

"If we don't get more ventilators people will die", he said.

Spain experienced 4,517 new cases with 462 deaths on Tuesday, increasing its total to 33,089 cases and 2,182 deaths, according to the WHO.

"I hope we can do this by Easter". The US, by contrast, has a death rate of 1.2%.

In terms of cases per million, China's is 56 while Italy has the total case per million population of 1144.

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