The head of the World Health Organization says more cases are now being reported every day than were reported in China at the height of the epidemic.
Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva that Europe, not China, is now the epicenter of the world’s coronavirus pandemic.
“More cases are now being reported every day than were reported in China at the height of its epidemic,” Ghebreyesus said.
“More reported virus cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined, apart from China.”
He also noted “5,000 people have lost their lives, a tragic milestone.”
Over 135,000 people have been infected worldwide, the most in China, where over 3,000 patients have died and over 62,000 have already recovered.