The number of coronavirus infections in the world over the past seven days has increased by 71% compared to the previous week, Maria Van Kerkhove, head of the technical team of the emergency diseases division of the World Health Organization (WHO), said at a briefing.
“In the weekly epidemiological bulletin, which will be published tonight, you will see that globally, the number of infections in the past seven days has increased by 71%. It differs depending on the region, “she said (quoted by RIA Novosti).
In the United States, over the same period, an increase of 100% was recorded, added Van Kerkhove. In Africa, the increase was 7%.
In quantitative terms, 9.5 million new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the world last week. The representative of WHO noted that the real data could be even higher.
Van Kerkhove warned that the new week’s data will potentially surpass the latest figure. In the last 24 hours alone, WHO has recorded 2.2 million cases of coronavirus in the world, she explained.
The coronavirus pandemic began in the Chinese province of Wuhan in December 2019.According to Johns Hopkins University, in two years, the coronavirus was detected in almost 298.2 million inhabitants of the planet. Of these, 5.5 million people died, the rest recovered.