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WHO says record levels of new COVID-19 cases due to the pandemic peaking in large countries

BY , Jun 22, 2020 11:26 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

FILE - In this Friday, May 1, 2020 file photo, a patient lies on his bed reading the Bible in a ward for those who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, at the infectious disease unit of Kenyatta National Hospital, located at Mbagathi Hospital, in Nairobi, Kenya.  (AP Photo/Brian Inganga, File)

The World Health Organization says the record levels of new daily COVID-19 cases are due to the pandemic peaking in a number of large countries all at once.

Emergencies chief Doctor Michael Ryan says that the numbers are increasing because the epidemic is developing in a number of populous countries at the same time.

Some countries have attributed their increased caseload to more testing, including India and the US, but Ryan dismisses that explanation.

More than 100,000 COVID-19 cases in Florida
Health officials are reporting more than 100,000 people in Florida have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Public health officials have reissued advisories urging social distancing and mask wearing.

At a briefing, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber says they've seen a huge virus spike around his city and in the state.

Despite the rise in new infections, Governor Ron DeSantis has not signalled any intention of retreating from plans to reopen the state.

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