In the world over the past five days, the number of people infected with coronavirus has increased by 1 million people, according to data From the research center for systems science and engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (USA).
As of July 9, there were more than 12 million cases of coronavirus in the world and 11 million cases on July 4. The number of fatalities in these days increased from 525.2 thousand to 549.5 thousand. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 6.5 million people have recovered.
From the top ten in the number of infected people came to Italy, which was the epicenter of the pandemic in the spring, and hundreds of patients died every day in the country. Italy was displaced from the tenth place by Iran: 248 thousand infected people were registered here, 12 thousand people died. In Italy, to date are 242 thousand infected and 34.9 thousand dead.
The United States is still in the first place: there are more than 3 million cases of coronavirus in the country, 132 thousand people died, and 953 thousand recovered. In second place is Brazil, where recently the coronavirus was found in the country’s President Jair Bolsonaro, who does not recognize the danger of the situation. In Brazil, 1.7 million people infected, died of 67.9 thousand people. India is now in third place (767,000 infected and 21,000 dead).
The ten leaders in the spread of infection also include Russia (almost 700 thousand cases), Peru (312 thousand), Chile (303 thousand), Great Britain (288 thousand), Mexico (275 thousand), and Spain (252 thousand).
Some countries, after lifting restrictions in late spring, begin to re-introduce quarantine measures. Somewhere point measures are introduced: for example, in California again, close food establishments and beaches for the coming week imposed quarantine restrictions in Melbourne, Australia, and close the border between the two states. The introduction of a curfew in Belgrade led to mass protests, which the Serbian interior Ministry called an attempt to seize power.
The who believes that the outbreak is accelerating; the world has not yet reached the peak of the epidemic. At the beginning of the pandemic, 400,000 cases of coronavirus infection were detected in 12 weeks. So many cases were recorded over the weekend, WHO Director-General Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus said at the beginning of the week.