The World Health Organization said that more than 228 thousand new cases of coronavirus infection were detected worldwide during the day. This is a record daily increase.
The WHO recorded the previous record increase in the number of new infected — more than 211 thousand — on July 4.
The total number of cases, according to the WHO, rose to 12.1 million. According to Johns Hopkins University, 12.3 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide. The United States is in first place for the number of infections, followed by Brazil, India, and Russia.
The WHO recorded the most significant number of new cases (+138 thousand infected) in the Americas. There, according to the organization, 6 264 626 cases COVID-19. In Europe, there are 2 868 080 202 341 of infected and deceased. During the day, the number of infected people increased by 20,193. In South-East Asia, the number of infected people reached 1,065,093. During the day, the number of infected people increased by 32,926.
The head of the WHO Tedros Aden Gebreyesus believes that the coronavirus pandemic is not brought under control in most countries of the world, and it’s getting worse. He noted that in just the past six weeks, the number of cases worldwide has doubled.