**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)

The leader of the World Health Organization warned that the coronavirus scourge is “far from over” as worldwide infections hit a daily high.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said 135,000 cases worldwide were reported Sunday, the largest one-day total for newly confirmed infections.

“More than six months into the pandemic, this is not the time for any country to take its foot off of the pedal,” Tedros told reporters Monday, NBC News reported.

Globally, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases stands at more than 7.1 million as of Tuesday, with more than 407,000 deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker.

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