The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the UK is now has the fourth highest coronavirus cases in the world.
Speaking to the BBC Dr Margaret Harris of the WHO said that the UK is “essentially on a parity with France.”
Dr Harris said, “We are seeing very, very large outbreaks around the world – only last week India led the number of new cases, 504,000, followed by the US with 327,000 and then Brazil.
“But the United Kingdom is number four and what we are seeing is that, in Europe particularly, in more and more countries we’re seeing a bigger change in the number of cases.”
She was asked how the UK compares to other countries in Europe, Dr Harris said, “The UK recorded 110,827 to us last week and France reported 110,065 – you’re essentially on parity with France at the moment.”
“Russia also recorded a large number, as did Spain, but we’re seeing upticks in many countries across Europe, particularly, as I said, in France and Spain but also we’ve seen changes in Italy and more of the eastern European countries.”