The coronavirus pandemic has reached a grim milestone with one million confirmed cases worldwide.

World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said:

“I’m deeply concerned about the rapid escalation and global spread of the infection. Over the past five weeks, we have witnessed a near exponential growth in the number of new COVID-19 cases, reaching almost every country, territory, and area.”

According to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins, there is a total of 1,011,490 total confirmed cases with 52,863 deaths associated with the virus spanning 181 countries/regions.