The incidence of COVID-19 in the world has reached a maximum

According to WHO, on April 22, more than 900 thousand cases of infection were detected in one day for the first time.

The rate of spread of the coronavirus in the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), has reached the highest since the beginning of the pandemic.

So, last Thursday, April 22, for the first time, more than 900 thousand cases of infection were detected on the planet in one day, and after that, the number of cases per day did not fall below 830 thousand, WHO experts estimated.

Free News has collected key statistics of the pandemic now.

The outbreak in India

In India, the highs for the number of infected people are updated for the fifth day in a row. On Monday, the authorities reported 352,991 new cases per day, which was another peak value for the country and the whole world. More than 17.31 million people were infected in India, more than 195.1 thousand of them died.

Indian authorities compare the epidemic situation to a storm, and doctors complain of an acute shortage of free beds, medicines, and oxygen. Some states, including Russia and China, have already expressed their readiness to help New Delhi.

Another major focus of the pandemic in Asia remains Turkey, which is the total number of infected people – 4.62 million – has risen to sixth place in the world. At the same time, over the past day, a little more than 40 thousand cases of infection were detected in the republic; this is much less than the indicators of the previous days when the number of cases increased by 60 thousand daily.

The incidence in Iraq is at a record high for the country – more than 8 thousand infected per day. Over the weekend, it became the 25th state where more than 1 million people were infected. 26th on Monday was the Philippines, where 1,006,428 cases of infection were registered.

The situation in America

The worst situation among the American countries is in Brazil, where now more than 70 thousand new cases are detected per day. In total, 14.34 million people were infected there, of which 390.8 thousand died.

In the United States (32.07 million cases), about 60 thousand infections per day have been consistently registered in recent days, but this is five times less than the peak figures that fell in January.

The incidence remains high in Argentina (the maximum for the republic is 27-29 thousand cases daily), Colombia (almost 20 thousand), as well as Peru (more than 10 thousand), and Chile (more than 7 thousand).

The situation in Europe

In most European countries, in contrast to America, the incidence is decreasing. However, it is still high in France (about 32 thousand cases per day) and Germany (the maximum since the beginning of the year is 25 thousand).

In Italy, at the same time, 13-14 thousand infected people are detected per day, which is half as much as in mid-March, and in Poland – less than 10 thousand (three times less than a month ago).

The improvement in the situation allows some European states to ease the restrictive measures gradually. For example, in the Czech Republic, where the incidence has decreased by five times compared to March, high school students and graduate students return to educational institutions from Monday. In Slovakia, outdoor cafe verandas are opened (however, visitors must present a negative coronavirus test) certificates. At the same time, the Czech Republic remains one of the most affected countries by the pandemic, if we take into account the population: there are 15.1 thousand cases and 270 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants. In Cyprus, on the contrary, due to the increase in the incidence of the disease, the third and most severe quarantine was introduced on Monday: non-food stores, cafes and restaurants, theaters and cinemas, hairdressers and beauty salons, sports halls, and institutions of additional education, such as music and dance schools, are closed in the republic. The curfew is extended for two hours – it will now start at 21: 00 and end at 05: 00.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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