Coronavirus Australia Live Update: The WHO says the epidemic is 'fast'

The coronavirus epidemic has entered a "new and dangerous phase" with more than 150,000 new cases in a single day this week, the WHO said.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the coronavirus virus epidemic is "fast" and has reached a "new and dangerous stage".

The Global Health Agency reported more than 150,000 new virus cases on Thursday - the highest in a single day - WHO chief Tedros Adholm Gebaeus said at a press conference in Geneva on Friday.

"Half of these cases were reported from the US, and a large number were from South Asia and the Middle East," he said.

“The world is in a new and dangerous stage. Being at home means a lot to people. Countries are keen to open their societies and economies. But the virus is still spreading rapidly, it is still deadly and many people are still exposed to it. "

A total of 7409 coronavirus cases were reported in Australia, 3143 in NSW, 1792 in Victoria, 1066 in Queensland, 603 in Western Australia, 440 in South Australia, 228 in Tasmania, 108 in the ACT, and 299 in the Northern Territory.

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