LONDON — The coronaviruses have already killed over 100,000 people, but the latest toll is yet to be calculated.
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the total number of new cases this year, as of Friday afternoon, is more than 1.6 million.
While the numbers are still too small to accurately calculate the toll from the virus, a report released Thursday by the World Health Organization said the virus is the deadliest in the modern era.
The CDC reported that in the first half of 2016, the death toll from coronaviral illness had reached more than 4.3 million, including 1.3 deaths each for adults and children.
The agency did not say how many deaths from the new virus were from coronavia or whether there were additional cases.
The report also found the number of cases in the United States has risen to nearly 7.4 million from just under 5.3 to 8 million in the previous three years.
More than 60,000 Americans have been infected with the virus.
But despite the grim numbers, the numbers continue to rise.
Last week, the World Economic Forum announced it would hold a meeting in New York to discuss how to stop the spread of the virus to other countries.
The U.S. has seen more than a half million new cases and nearly 7 million deaths, according to the CDC.
The World Economic Summit in New Zealand, held Feb. 19-21, is scheduled to be a major forum on how to tackle the pandemic.
On Thursday, the U.N. agency said it would release a report on the future of the global pandemic on Feb. 23.
That report, which will detail the progress made by the international community in addressing the global threat of coronaviroc, will be released by the agency’s Office of the Special Representative on Global Health.
The new coronovirus is the first major pandemic since the 1970s pandemic that killed more than 7 million people.
The pandemic began in China in 1976, when the SARS-CoV-2 virus was introduced to the world, but continued to spread in Asia, Africa and Europe.
It ended in 1976 when the coronavirence was curbed and the disease was contained in Asia.