Covid-19 Chronicles: why 11 million people will be tested in Wuhan and where are the most infected

The number of people infected with the coronavirus in the world by May 12 is 4 million 177 thousand 687 people, according to data from the research center for systems science and engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (USA).

In the world, according to the latest data, 286 336 people died from diseases caused by a coronavirus, and 1 million 456 thousand 318 patients recovered.

In the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is considered a source of infection, they intend to test the entire population (11 million people) in 10 days. Such measures are related to the fact that six new cases of infection were recorded in the city in two days after a month’s break. In total, one import case of COVID-19 and 15 asymptomatic cases were recorded in China over the past day.

In five countries, there are more than 200 thousand infected: the United States (1.35 million infected / 80.6 thousand dead), Spain (227 thousand / 26.7 thousand), Great Britain (224 thousand / 32 thousand), Russia (221 thousand / 2 thousand), and Italy (219 thousand / 30.7 thousand). In France, there are 177 thousand infected, but the death rate is high — 26.6 thousand deaths since the beginning of the outbreak. This week, many European countries are gradually removing restrictions that were announced earlier.

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