Coronavirus: WHO says COVID-19 cases continue to accelerate in US

Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center on November 14, 2020 in Houston, Texas. (AFP)

The US continues to see an acceleration of COVID-19 cases, reporting more than one million new infections in the past week alone, according to the Americas branch of the World Health Organization, PAHO.

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The region has reported nearly 1.5 million cases and 19,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in last week, PAHO Assistant Director Jarbas Barbosa said in a briefing. He said Brazil is experiencing a new increase in cases and deaths, and Uruguay has seen spikes in areas bordering Brazil.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 18 November 2020 KSA 19:33 - GMT 16:33