The number of people infected with coronavirus in the world has exceeded 12.3 million

The number of detected cases of coronavirus in the world for a day increased by more than 219 thousand. It exceeded 12.3 million, in total, more than 556 thousand patients with COVID-19 died, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported.

According to the latest data of the organization, 219,983 cases of infection with a new coronavirus infection were registered during the day, and 5,286 patients with COVID-19 died. Thus, the total number of diagnosed cases of the disease in the world is 12 322 395, the number of deaths – 556 335.

Most cases of infection were registered in North and South America-6,397,230 and Europe-2,888,850.

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a new COVID-19 coronavirus infection a pandemic.