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Coronavirus Pandemic: WHO says, ‘US has the potential to become a new epicenter of COVID-19’

World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said, “The United States has the potential to become the new epicenter of COVID-19 due to large acceleration of infections.”

Addressing the press meeting on Tuesday, a WHO spokesperson, Margaret Harris, said: “Over 85 percent of worldwide cases are from Europe and the United States… And 40 percent of those are from the United States.”

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“The United States has a very large outbreak that is increasing in intensity… So it does have the potential to become the new epicenter of COVID-19,” she said.

“But we cannot say that is the case yet but it does have the potential,” she added.