COVID-19: WHO named a new epicenter of the disease, Brazil overtook Russia, and no one got sick or died in China

In the world, according to Johns Hopkins University, the number of cases of COVID-19 is 5 million 213 thousand 483.328 225 people were victims of the coronavirus. More than two million people recovered. The epicenter of the disease has moved to South America.

South America became the epicenter of the coronavirus disease. The Director of the WHO health emergency program, Michael Ryan, stated this.

“We see a lot of South American countries with a growing number of cases of infection,” Ryan said. The most affected among them is Brazil.

Brazil came in second place in the world, ahead of Russia. Here, the coronavirus was confirmed in 330,890 people. Over the past 24 hours, 20,803 new cases of infection were detected, and this is a record since the beginning of the epidemic in the country. 1001 people died during the day, and the total number of fatal cases was reduced to 21,048. Experts say that the real names for the epidemic may be much higher. Residents of favelas do not have access to medical care. At the same time, about 13 million Brazilians live in the most deprived areas.

In the United States, as of the morning of May 23, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 exceeded 1 million 600 thousand. Died from coronavirus 96 007, recovered 350 135. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has eased restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus. Residents were allowed to gather in groups of up to ten people, but they are required to maintain a social distance. The state was the most affected by the coronavirus, where since the beginning of the epidemic, COVID-19 28,853 people have died.

In China, for the first time in a day, no new cases of infection and death from coronavirus were recorded. Two people were identified with suspected coronavirus, according to the national health Commission of China. In total, 84,081 cases of coronavirus were confirmed during the epidemic in the country, 4,638 people died from the disease, and 79,332 recovered.

In Europe, the UK remains the most affected (36,475 died / 255,544 became infected), and Italy (32 616 / 228 658) and Spain (28 628 / 234 824). From June 8, all those entering the UK will have to observe two-week quarantine. Violators face a fine of one thousand pounds.

Since May 25, the government of Lithuania has allowed the opening of schools for primary school students, and since June 1, students in grades 5-11 can return to school. However, local authorities are in favor of distance learning until the end of the school year. Over the past day, 1 person died from the coronavirus in the country, and 11 new cases of infection were detected. The total number of confirmed cases is 1604, 1111 recovered, and 61 people died.