In the world, the number of people with confirmed coronavirus has increased to 18 million.; 10.6 million people of these have already recovered, and 688 thousand have died from complications.
Less than a week ago, there were another 17 million people infected with coronavirus in the world.
Most of the confirmed cases are in the United States – 4.6 million. 1.4 million people have already recovered there, and more than 154 thousand have died. This is the largest number of deaths in the world.
Brazil is in second place in terms of the number of infected people – 2.7 million people, and India is in third with 1.7 million people.
In China, where the epidemic began, the virus was found in 87 985 people. 81 thousand patients recovered, and 4669 died. Is the coronavirus gone yet? Not exactly. At the end of July, the head of WHO said that over the past six weeks, the number of infected people in the world has doubled.
Therefore, the organization urges the governments of the countries to take the pandemic seriously and not to perceive the coronavirus pandemic as a seasonal phenomenon. Coronavirus disease does not spread in waves, unlike, for example, the flu, experts say.
Also, the WHO believes that now young people are the main distributor of coronavirus, since they do not follow the rules of social distancing.
Experts say the coronavirus will be with us until a vaccine will be invented. Currently, around 17 vaccines are being tested on humans around the world. According to the optimistic scenario, it will be ready next year.