The number of new daily coronavirus cases in the world continues to increase and in the last hours 66,000 positives were diagnosed, which is a record, and the global total stands at 693,224 infected, according to data from the World Health Organization ( WHO) released today.

At the current rate, which also shows a tendency to accelerate, the million affected globally will be reached by the middle of this week.

Those killed by the pandemic, which affects more than 200 countries and territories on the planet, amount to 33,106, that is, 3,000 more than the previous day, according to statistics from the Geneva-based agency.

According to data from the different health authorities of the affected countries, two nations already exceed 100,000 infected: the United States (145,000) and Italy (101,000), although the latter reported today the lowest number of new daily cases (4,050) of the last two weeks.

Spain, with more than 5,000 new infections in the last twenty-four hours, is the third country with the most cases (85,000), surpassing China’s 81,000 today.

The WHO reported Monday that it has already raised $ 622 million from the $ 675 million it requested two months ago to finance a strategic preparedness and response plan against COVID-19, although it is estimated that it could increase the request.

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