This is a 6% increase compared to the previous seven days.
More than 93 thousand people died from coronavirus in the world over the past week, which is 6% more than in the previous seven days. The number of infected people increased by more than 5.7 million, which is roughly the same as the previous week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in the weekly epidemiological bulletin published on Wednesday night in Geneva.
“Globally, for the second week in a row, the number of new COVID-19 cases remains at the highest level since the beginning of the current pandemic – more than 5.7 million – after nine weeks of growth,” the organization said, adding that the number of deaths “continued to grow for the seventh week in a row” and more than 93 thousand people died, which is 6% more than in the previous seven days.
From April 26 to May 2, 5,705,981 infected people and 93,523 deaths were registered worldwide. As of May 2, there were a total of 151,812,556 infections and 3,186,817 patient deaths.
The most noticeable increase in the incidence was in the region of South-East Asia (by 19%), which also includes India, while in Europe the incidence decreased by 22%, in Africa – by 15%, in the Eastern Mediterranean – by 14%, in the Americas – by 5%. Mortality increased significantly in Southeast Asia (by 48%), but decreased in Africa (by 13%), Europe (by 12%), and the Western Pacific (by 3%).
In Europe, more than 1.16 million people were infected in seven days and more than 22 thousand died. In the Americas, more than 1.3 million new infections and more than 36,000 deaths have been reported. In Southeast Asia, doctors identified more than 2.7 million infected people, and more than 25 thousand people died. In India, the number of infected people increased by more than 2.59 million in a week. This is followed by Brazil (more than 421 thousand new cases), the United States (more than 345 thousand), Turkey (more than 257 thousand), France (more than 163 thousand), Argentina (more than 152 thousand), Iran (more than 139 thousand), Germany (more than 129 thousand), Colombia (more than 119 thousand), Italy (more than 86 thousand), Russia (more than 60 thousand), Ukraine (more than 57 thousand), the Philippines (more than 57 thousand) and Canada (more than 54 thousand). In addition, the WHO reports that the more highly contagious strain of the coronavirus VOC 202012/01, initially detected in the UK, has been detected since April 27 in three more countries, and their total number has reached 142. The geographical distribution of the 501Y.V2 strain found in South Africa has expanded to 97 countries, while the P. 1 strain, whose presence was initially recorded in Brazil and Japan, is now circulating in 56 countries.