The overall coronavirus death toll is 34,657. It was reported that 183,426 people had managed to recover from COVID-19. 238,720 cases have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic.
Nevertheless, according to WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the spread of the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating, and its effects will be felt for decades to come.
"We know that a pandemic is much more than a health crisis. It is an economic crisis, a social crisis, and in many countries - a political crisis. Its consequences will be felt in the coming decades," he said.
As we reported earlier, AstraZeneca company has signed a contract with European governments to supply the region with its potential vaccine against the coronavirus.
The contract is for up to 400 million doses of the vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford, the company said, adding that it was looking to expand the manufacturing of the vaccine, which it said it would provide for no profit during the pandemic.