WHO re-evaluates the Covid-19 global emergency

Six months afer a global public health emergency was declared, the emergency committee of the World Health Organisation (WHO) will be meeting to re-evaluate the pandemic of Covid-19.

What is known for sure is that the global emergency will remain in effect. The discussion is expected to focus on what can be done to curb the spread of the virus.

When in January the WHO declared a global emergency, apart from China there were less than 100 registered cases and no deaths.

The hope was that the lockdown measures would end the pandemic however as soon as countries began to relax their restrictions, the Coronavirus began spreading again.

To date, around the world there are 17,312,025 registered cases of Covid-19. According to the Johns Hopkins site, so far 10,148,826 have recovered and 673,527 have died.

The United States has the highest number of Covid cases at a total of 4,495,015. From these, 1,414,155 have recovered and 152,070 have died.

Brazil has the second highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world at a total of 2,610,102. To date 1,956,807 have recovered and 91,263 have died.

In third place there is India where the number of cases has reached 1,638,321. From these 1,057,011 have recovered and 35,743 have died.