The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health announced today that U.N. figures show the world has experienced the highest number of cases of coronaviruses worldwide, with 4,844 new cases, the second highest ever.
The new cases come on top of an additional 1,569 deaths from the virus.
The U.K. recorded 1,064 new cases in its first six days of this week, with the UK recorded a total of 959 new coronaviral cases.
The world record was set in 2014 with 1,967 cases.
There have been no new coronoviral cases reported in Europe, the Middle East, Africa or Asia since February 20, when the World Health Organization announced that there were 1,826 new cases.
The U.P. has been the largest country affected with a total 923 cases.
According to the CDC, U.C.L.A. has recorded 1.6 million new cases and is the largest U.M. city with 1.2 million new residents.