Chronicle of the pandemic: the number of people infected with coronavirus in the world has exceeded 6 million people

More than 6 million cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded worldwide, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University research center for systems science and engineering (CSSE) on the morning of May 31. More than 2.5 million people were cured, and almost 370,000 people died.

The most significant number of infected people was recorded in the United States-1.77 million people; there were more than 103,000 deaths and recovered-more than 416 thousand people.

Brazil is the second most infected country. There are almost half a million infected people, more than 28.8 thousand victims of the coronavirus, and more than 200 thousand people have recovered. The focus of infection in the country is the South-Eastern state of Sao Paulo and its capital of the same name. The second most infected was the neighboring state of Rio de Janeiro, and the third — Northern Amazonas.

Russia still ranks third in the world for detected COVID-19 cases. In the country, there are more than 405 thousand infected, more than 4.6 thousand dead, and more than 171 thousand cured.

In Europe, the most cases of infection are in the UK (more than 274 thousand infections / more than 38 thousand deaths), Spain (more than 239 thousand infected / more than 27 thousand deaths), and Italy (more than 232 thousand infected / more than 33 thousand deaths). However, in Europe, it is believed that the first wave of the pandemic has passed, and almost everywhere, quarantine measures are being relaxed or canceled.

In Asia and the Middle East, despite strict quarantine measures, India came out on top in terms of the number of infected people, long after China and Iran — more than 181 thousand cases of COVID-19 detection, more than 5 thousand deaths and almost 87 thousand recovered.

In Poland, 23,571 cases of infection, 1,061 victims, and 11,016 recovered. The country is considering opening borders on June 15, but the government will decide after assessing the epidemiological risks closer to the appointed date.

In Lithuania, the number of cases of coronavirus reached 1670, 1229 patients recovered, and 70 people died. The country is under quarantine until June 16. The authorities do not rule out extending the quarantine measures, and epidemiologists and doctors — the second wave of COVD-19.

In Latvia, only one of 1234 tests was positive over the past day. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1065 people have been infected with the coronavirus, 24 have died, and 745 have recovered. On May 29, authorities in Latvia launched a free app for smartphones Aptur COVID, which tracks contacts with people infected with the coronavirus. The app notifies anyone who has been in contact with an infected COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes, but the names and addresses of those infected are not disclosed.