WHO reports over 348,000 new daily cases of COVID-19

WHO reports over 348,000 new daily cases of COVID-19
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  • calendar-gray 18 February 2021

More than 348,000 new cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed globally in the past 24 hours, pushing a total number of infections to 109.21 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Wednesday, APA reports citing TASS.

According to the WHO updates, the coronavirus-related deaths increased by over 8,200 to exceed 2.41 million.

As of 19.56 Moscow time on February 17, as many as 109,217,366 coronavirus cases and 2,413,912 coronavirus-related deaths were registered across the globe. The number of confirmed cases grew by 348,150 in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities increased by 8,251.

The WHO statistics are based on the officially confirmed data provided by countries.


South and North America account for more than 43% of new COVID-19 cases submitted to the WHO in the past 24 hours (152,337). Europe goes second (130,891 cases) followed by the Eastern Mediterranean region (27,006).

Most COVID-19 cases are recorded in the United States (27,433,718), followed by India (10,937,320), Brazil (9,866,710), Russia (4,112,151), the UK (4,058,472), France (3,429,726), Spain (3,096,343), Italy (2,739,591), Turkey (2,602,034), Germany (2,350,399), Colombia (2,198,549), and Argentina (2,029,057).


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