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The World Reaches 10 Million Coronavirus Infections As The Pandemic Accelerates

The World Reaches 10 Million Coronavirus Infections As The Pandemic Accelerates

The number of reported cases worldwide has doubled since last May 21 and in the last six days alone there have been more than one million new cases.

The number of infected by coronavirus in the world passed the 10 million cases on Sunday, according to the count made by Johns Hopkins University. The data testifies to the acceleration of the pandemic, especially in the American continent, in a context of fear of a second one and the re-imposition of partial confinement measures.

According to the last count, there are at least 10,003,942 cases of infection, among which there have been 498,779 deaths, especially in Europe, the continent most affected with 2,637,546 cases and 195,975 deaths. It is followed by the United States (2,510,323 cases and 125,539 deaths). 

But where the pandemic is spreading the fastest right now is in Latin America, with more than 40,000 cases registered in the last seven days.

The number of reported cases worldwide has doubled since last May 21 and in the last six days alone, more than a million new cases of Covid-19 have been registered. To get an idea of ​​the acceleration of the pandemic, it must be considered that 94 days elapsed between the announcement of the first case in China and the identification of one million infected worldwide.

The United States crossed the threshold of 2.5 million cases on Saturday, and the same day India passed the 500,000 mark, registering about 18,500 cases in one day. The Indian giant should surpass the million mark in July, according to epidemiologists.

However, all these reports only reflect a fraction of the actual number of contaminations. The American Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) estimates that there could be as many as ten times as many Americans infected as have been detected. In other words, more than 20 million people, which represents between 5 and 8% of the country's total population.

Contagions are on the rise in 30 of the 50 US states, especially in the largest and most populous in the south and west: California, Texas and Florida.

Latin America and the Caribbean continue to be the part of the world where the disease progresses most rapidly: from June 21 to 27, the region registered 408,401 new cases, compared to 253,624 in the United States and Canada and 121,824 in Europe.

The increase in the region (2,432,558 cases, including 110,695 deaths in total) is largely related to the increase in cases in Brazil (1,313,667 cases, including 246,088 new in the last seven days), but also in Peru (275,989, 24,651 new), Chile (26,766 and 31,018 new), Mexico (with 212,802 and 37,600 new) and Colombia (88,592 total cases and 22,959 new).

Asia also appears to be seeing an increase in the number of daily Covid-19 cases, now fueled by the sustained spread of the disease in India (528,859 cases, including 118,398 in the past seven days), Pakistan (202,955, 26,338 new) and Bangladesh (137,787, 25,481 new).

In Europe, the number of new infections identified daily has stabilized for more than a month in less than 20,000 new cases reported every day, but the WHO is concerned about the acceleration of contamination in eleven countries in the region. Ukraine recorded 1,109 cases on Friday, a record described by authorities as a "serious wave".


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