World saw 1 lakh fresh coronavirus cases in just 12 days

The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 2 lakh, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and while it took over three months to reach the first 1 lakh confirmed cases, it took just 12 days to reach the next 1 lakh.

Seven new countries/territories/areas (African Region, Eastern Mediterranean Region, European Region, and region of the Americas have reported cases of COVID-19.

“A new protocol to investigate the extent of COVID-19 infection in the population, as determined by positive antibody tests in the general population has been developed,” the WHO said in its latest situation report on COVID-19 late Thursday.

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