The WHO received information about 350 thousand 766 new cases of COVID-19 coronavirus infection in the world per day, which became a record, reports the Associated Press.
Approximately 110,000 of these cases have been identified in Europe.
Friday’s figure is about 12 thousand higher than the previous highest figure obtained earlier this week.
“Most people in the world are still at risk from this disease,” Michael Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, said in a briefing Friday.
He noted that countries should focus not only on restrictive measures, but also on strengthening control systems, testing, tracing contacts of potentially infected residents, as well as ensuring community involvement in the fight against infection.
“(Lockdowns – IF) may be inevitable where the disease is once again out of control, but we must not accept that in every state the increase in the number of infections is seen only as an urgent reason for the introduction of isolation,” Ryan explained.
During the coronavirus pandemic, almost 37 million cases of COVID-19 infection were recorded in the world, as well as 1 million deaths. 27.8 million people were completely cured.
However, some experts believe that in reality the situation is even more dramatic: for example, earlier in October, WHO suggested that traces of infection could be found in every tenth person on the planet, that is, in about 760 million people.