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The World Health Organization holds a press conference on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, which, according to Johns Hopkins University, infected over 13.83 million people worldwide and killed at least 590,600 people.

WHO officials said Monday that the US and Brazil account for half of the new daily coronavirus cases, as countries around the world struggle to contain their outbreaks.

According to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General, the United States and Brazil reported 111,319 new Covid 19 cases on Sunday, about half of all new cases reported to health authorities worldwide.

"We are now seeing a dangerous increase in Covid-19 cases and hospital wards filling up in several countries around the world," he said. "It appears that many countries are losing profits made because best risk mitigation measures are not implemented or followed."

During Monday's conference, WHO officials also said that patients recovering from Covid-19 may develop the coronavirus again, adding that studies suggest that their immunity may deteriorate after a few months.

Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the emerging diseases and zoonosis department of the WHO, emphasized that the scientists still don't have a complete answer, and said that patients "develop a certain immune response".

"We don't yet know if it is possible with this particular virus … We know that other coronaviruses do, and there is some data that could indicate that immunity wears off over time, but that is not fully known at this time, "she said.

Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
contributed to this report.

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