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U.S. has potential of becoming coronavirus epicenter, says WHO

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | March 24, 2020
The World Health Organization said on Tuesday it was seeing a very large acceleration in coronavirus infections in the United States which had the potential of becoming the new epicenter.
Margaret Harris
America   WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris
Over the past 24 hours, 85 percent of new cases were from Europe and the United States, WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told reporters. Of those, 40 percent were from the United States.

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Asked whether the United States could become the new epicentre, Harris said: “We are now seeing a very large acceleration in cases in the U.S. So it does have that potential.

“...They (the United States) have a very large outbreak and an outbreak that is increasing in intensity,” Harris added. ■