Over the past 24 hours, 85 percent of new cases were from Europe and
the United States, WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told reporters.
Of those, 40 percent were from the United States.
Asked whether the United States could become the new epicentre,
Harris said: "We are now seeing a very large acceleration in cases
in the U.S. So it does have that potential.
"...They (the United States) have a very large outbreak and an
outbreak that is increasing in intensity," Harris added.
Overall, the global outbreak was accelerating very rapidly and she
expected large increases in case numbers and deaths from the 334,981
cases and 14,510 deaths reported.
(Reporting by Emma Farge and Stephanie Nebehay; Writing by Nick
Macfie; Editing by Alison Williams)
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