World has daily record of infections, says WHO

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World has daily record of infections, says WHO


According to the organization, more than 230,000 people tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday. Totally officially identified cases approach 14 million. USA and Brazil are the affected countries.



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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Saturday (07/18) that the world had the new record for notifications of infection by the new coronavirus in the same day: 237,743. The number raised the total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 13.82 million.

The number of positive tests recorded on Friday, thus, exceeds the previous record registered last Sunday, which had pointed out 230,904 new cases.

The pace, according to preliminary WHO data, however, remains intense. at 12:50 pm (Brasília time) today, the agency’s website already pointed to 208,146 thousand new cases over Saturday.

The number of deaths over Friday was 5,682, the highest since June 27, when 6,891 people died from infection with the new coronavirus.

The total number of deaths recorded by the WHO is 591,666.

Europe today surpassed the mark of 3 million cases, following only the Americas, with 7.3 million. Right behind are the Middle East and South Asia, both with 1.3 million.

Of the deaths, 80% remain concentrated in the American and European continents, with 302 thousand and 205 thousand, respectively.

The United States remains the most affected country on the planet, in number of cases, followed by Brazil, India, Russia, Peru, Chile, South Africa, Mexico, the United Kingdom and Iran.

On the planet, 8.5 million people have already recovered from the infection with the new coronavirus and are free of the virus. In addition, there are about 59 thousand patients in serious condition, 1% of the total active cases, in the world.

JPS / efe / ots

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