In Libya, Iraq, Uganda, Mozambique and Haiti, data show that the number of known cases is doubling every week. In Brazil, India, Chile, Colombia and South Africa, cases double every two weeks.
“We are particularly concerned about Central and South America, where many countries are witnessing an accelerating epidemic.”
Brazil recorded more than 30,000 new cases on Thursday, bringing the total to nearly 615,000, along with 1,473 new deaths, bringing the total death toll to more than 34,000.
Authorities in 214 countries and territories have recorded about 6.6 million Covid-19 cases and 391,000 deaths since China reported its first cases to the WHO in December.