The world health organization (who) said Wednesday that over the past day in the world recorded the largest number of infections with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
“In the last 24 hours who received information about 106 thousand cases of the disease, which is the highest daily figure since the start of the outbreak. Almost two-thirds of these cases were registered only in four countries,” – said the who on Twitter, citing the Director General of the organization of Tedros Adhanom of Gebreyesus.
On the who website says that 106662 identified new cases of the disease. And just confirmed 4 million 789 thousand 205 cases of infection with coronavirus.
According to the who, a day may 19, the largest number of cases COVID-19 confirmed in the USA (45194), Russia (9263), Brazil (7938), India (4970), Peru (3732), UK (2711).
The highest total number of infected, according to the who, identified in the U.S. (nearly 1.5 million), Russia (nearly 309 million) and Brazil (more than 254 thousand). The head of the who stressed that the world community “still has a long way to go” to combat the pandemic COVID-19, reports “Interfax”. Now the epicenter of the pandemic is becoming Brazil. On 20 may there died 17983 people.
Earlier on Wednesday, according to Worldometer, the number of diagnosed cases of infection with coronavirus in the world has reached 5 million According to the statistics, there are more than 327 thousand deaths of people with coronavirus. Meanwhile larger than 1.99 million cases recovered, accounting for about 40% of all diagnosed cases of the disease.
A record number of infections and deaths of those infected with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 comes from the United States. There since the beginning of the outbreaks identified over 1.5 million infections, with more than 93 thousand people died.
The specialists have repeatedly pointed out that the figures concerning the total number of infections – in reality, inaccurate as it is only verified medical cases. In reality this number is significantly higher.