Chronicles of the pandemic: which regions have the most victims and new data on the source of the coronavirus

In the world, more than 5.9 million cases of coronavirus were recorded, 365 thousand people died, and almost 2.5 million infected people recovered, according to data From the research center for systems science and engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (USA) on the morning of May 30.

According to WHO data announced on Friday, the number of people infected with the coronavirus increased by more than 107 thousand per day, and the number of deaths — by 4.3 thousand. Over the previous day, 104.5 thousand new cases and 4221 deaths were recorded. The region of North and South America ranked first in terms of the number of infected people — 2,613,092 and 151,212 people died there. Europe is in second place (2,102,574 infected and 178,378 dead), and the Eastern Mediterranean region is in third place (475,419 infected and 11,833 dead).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, it is believed that the source of the spread of coronavirus was a food market in Wuhan, China. Director of the Chinese center for disease control and prevention Gao Fu said that this is not true: the virus existed long before it hit the market. The media also writes that scientists did not find the coronavirus in animal samples from the market in Wuhan.

In Brazil, a new record was recorded for the daily increase in infected people. If a day ago, there were 26,417 new cases; today, there are 26,928. The focus of the virus in the country is the state of Sao Paulo. In Brazil, since the beginning of the outbreak, 465 thousand people have been infected, and 27.8 thousand people have died.

Egypt announced the resumption of domestic tourism, Belarusian tour operators are already planning Charter flights to resorts, and meanwhile, the country has been seeing an increase in new cases of coronavirus for two weeks. Over the past day, the maximum number of fatal cases was recorded-34. In the country, 22 thousand people were infected, 879 died, and 5511 recovered.

In Russia, on May 29, a record number of fatalities was recorded — 232, on May 30-181. In total, 396,575 cases of coronavirus were detected in the country, 4,555 people died, and 167,469 people recovered.

How are other neighbors of Belarus doing? In Lithuania (1.6 thousand infected / 68 dead), preventive testing is being started. Also, all visitors from abroad will no longer be tested on a mandatory basis, only if there are characteristic symptoms. In Latvia (1 thousand infected / 24 dead), 1243 tests for COVID-19 were performed per day — only one test was positive. In total, there are 18 patients with coronavirus in hospitals, three in serious condition. Ukraine (23 thousand infected / 696 dead) is preparing for the third stage of easing the quarantine, while the incidence in three regions is not falling. During the day, 393 cases of coronavirus were detected here, and 17 people died. In Poland (23 thousand infected / 1051 dead), domestic flights are resumed from June 1. By the way, Brest opens a bus service to Warsaw and Biala Podlaska.