The U.S. could become the next epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak

The U.S. could become the next epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak

World Health Organization spokesperson Margaret Harris has told the reporters that over the past 24 hours, 85 per cent of the new cases worldwide were from Europe and the U.S. and out of those, at least 40 per cent were just from the US.

Harris said that in the past 24 hours, 85% of all new reported coronavirus cases had been in the United States and Europe, with 40% of these just in the US.

Harris said that about half of the new cases over the past 24 hours were from Europe, while 40 per cent were from the US.

During the press conference of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, they are very alarmed because they have seen a very large acceleration of COVID-19 infections most especially in the United States. The US has the third-highest number of confirmed cases globally, behind China and Italy.

Overall, the global outbreak is accelerating very rapidly and Harris expects large increases in case numbers.

In North America, no country except the United States has more than 25 confirmed deaths or 1,600 total cases, according to the WHO.

Medical workers bring a patient from an Italian Red Cross ambulance into an intensive care unit set up in a sports center outside the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, on March 23, 2020, during the new coronavirus pandemic.

As Breitbart News reported, he cited the extraordinary action of President Donald Trump invoking the Defense Production Act, but also noted efforts from 3M, Facebook and Anheuser-Busch in working with the government in tackling the pandemic.

Italy's 743 new deaths broke two days of successive declines that had taken the number down to 601 on Monday.

The highly contagious respiratory virus has infected more than 42 000 people in the U.S., prompting more governors to join states ordering Americans to stay at home.

But amid the gathering gloom, the Chinese province of Hubei, where the virus was first identified in December, said it would lift travel restrictions on people leaving the region as the epidemic eases there.

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

Italy, with more than 6,000 deaths is still the world's coronavirus epicenter, but conditions are vastly improved in what had been ground zero - China.

Most other European nations and some U.S. states have followed Italy's example and imposed their own containment and social distancing measures created to stop the spread.

The infection rate of COVID-19 is also very rampant in countries like Spain where there are around 35, 212 cases and in Germany with 30,081 cases.

Spain's armed forces on Tuesday asked North Atlantic Treaty Organisation for humanitarian assistance to fight the novel coronavirus as the national death toll touched 2,700 and infections soared towards 40,000 in the country.

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