WHO warns that COVID-19 infection rates are highest ever

The World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that COVID-19 infections are approaching their highest rates since the pandemic began just over a year ago. 

“Globally, the number of new cases per week has nearly doubled over the past two months. This is approaching the highest rate of infection that we have seen so far during the pandemic.”  

As of Friday, there were 138.5 million cases worldwide, and more than 2.9 million deaths. The pandemic was declared in March 2020.  

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