Moscow, March 20: The total of COVID-19 cases in the world increased by 16, 556 in the last 24 hours reaching 209,839, as of Thursday, the World Heath Organization (WHO) said.
Most new cases — 10,221 — were registered in the European Region. The Americas had the second highest count of new cases — 4,166.
The global total of fatalities reached 8,778, with 828 deaths registered in the last 24 hours, 591 of them in Europe. (UNI-Sputnik)