efe-epaBy Isabel Saco Geneva

The United States is rapidly becoming the new focal point of the growing coronavirus pandemic, with the number of confirmed cases there accelerating in recent days, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

"We're now seeing a very large acceleration in cases in the US. So it does have that potential" to become the global epicenter of Covid-19, the WHO's spokeswoman, Dr. Margaret Harris, said at a press conference in Geneva.