Global COVID-19 cases top 7.2 million

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The global COVID-19 cases reached 7,273,958, as of late Thursday with 413,372 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Americas region has highest with more than 3.48m cases, followed by Europe nearly 2.34m.

In the past day, 128,419 new cases were confirmed worldwide, with 5,347 new deaths, the UN health agency said in a daily situation report.

WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean Ahmed Al-Mandhari reiterated in the report that every country’s best defense against the pandemic is to find, isolate, test and care for every case and to trace and quarantine every contact.

Among the six WHO regions, Americas has reported the highest tally with more than 3.48 million coronavirus cases, followed by Europe with nearly 2.34 million, according to the WHO report.

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