Coronavirus Cases Rising Faster than Ever
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- New cases of coronavirus are rising more rapidly worldwide than ever, at a rate of over 100,000 per day over an average of seven days
- According to data from Johns Hopkins University, new cases never topped 100,000 in a day as of April. Now, more than 100,000 cases are recorded almost every day with a record high of 130,400 cases on June 3
- Although the outbreak has slowed in many countries that were ealier hit, it seems to be accelerating in South America, Africa, and the Middle East
- In countries such as Libya, Uganda, and Haiti, data shows that the number of cases double every week, and every two weeks in South American countries including Brazil, Chile, and Colombia
- The Americas continue to report the highest number of cases. In recent weeks, cases reported in the Americas were more than the rest of the world combined