Geneva: More than one lakh confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease have been reported globally as of Saturday morning (local time), World Health Organization (WHO) spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said.
3484 patients died
Among those 101,827 confirmed infections before 6 am (local time) on Saturday, 3,484 patients have died, he said.
He added that further updated figures will be available in WHO’s daily situation report on COVID-19 on Saturday evening.
Number of cases increasing worldwide
At a daily briefing on Friday, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the organization continues to recommend all countries to make COVID-19 containment their highest priority, as the number of cases is increasing worldwide.
Tedros called for efforts to slow down the epidemic to save lives and buy time for preparedness and for research and development, noting that ‘every day we can slow down the epidemic is another day hospitals can prepare themselves for cases.’