**FILE** Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (International Telecommunication Union via Wikimedia Commons)
**FILE** Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (International Telecommunication Union via Wikimedia Commons)

Five million people have now been infected with the coronavirus throughout the world, with more than 329,000 cases resulting in death, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

The World Health Organization said 106,000 new coronavirus cases have been tallied worldwide since Wednesday, a one-day record since the beginning of the pandemic.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, said two-thirds of the new cases come from just four countries.

“We still have a long way to go in this pandemic,” Tedros said Wednesday. “We are very concerned about rising cases in low- and middle-income countries.”

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James Wright Jr.

James Wright Jr. is the D.C. political reporter for the Washington Informer Newspaper. He has worked for the Washington AFRO-American Newspaper as a reporter, city editor and freelance writer and The Washington...

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