WHO reported more than 288,000 COVID-19 infections worldwide in 24 hours

The number of cases of coronavirus infection confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the world has increased by more than 228 thousand per day and exceeded 12.1 million, the WHO report said on July 10.

The number of lethal outcomes increased by 5,565. The total number of deaths was more than 551 thousand.

The leaders in the number of detected cases of infection were the North and South America. They account for more than 6.2 million infected. During the day there were 138 824 registered cases, 3764 people died. In Europe – more than 2.8 million infected, the daily increase was 20 193 people. The Eastern Mediterranean region ranks third in the number of detected cases of COVID-19 – more than 1.2 million, 16 709 of which were registered during the past day.

On July 9, WHO announced its intention to form an expert group to assess lessons learned from human actions during the Coronavirus pandemic. It is expected to be led by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Helen Johnson Sirleaf.

According to the head of the organization, Tedros Gebrejesus, there is a need to prepare for subsequent global outbreaks.

The spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, began last December. Wuhan City in China has become a hotbed of infection. On 11 March, WHO declared a pandemic.