The world exceeds 29.3 million Covid-19 cases
Geneva, Sep 16 (Prensa Latina) The deaths from Covid-19 since the onset of the pandemic amount to 930,260, and Covid-19 cases exceed 29.3 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday.
According to statistics from that United Nations agency, at the current fatality rate of about 5,000 deaths per day, the world is on its way to surpass one million deaths by the end of September. The region of the Americas continues as the Covid-19 epicenter with about 15 million afflicted, and is also the one with the highest death toll, 515,000, followed by South Asia, with 5.6 million deaths, which is also the area where the upward curve of new infections is more remarkable.
Meanwhile, Europe registers 4.8 million infections and the Middle East 2.1 million, although the US has the greatest possibilities of a second Covid-19 wave, where the highest number of deaths have been registered (193,000), followed by Brazil (132,000), India (82,000), Mexico (71,000) and the United Kingdom (41,000).
The WHO reports also include other nations with high numbers of death tolls such as Italy (35,000), Peru and France (both with 30,000), Spain (29,000) and Iran (23,000).
Up to date, the figure of recoveries in the world is close to 22 million, while serious and critical patients amount to about 60,000 representing one percent of active cases that globally add up to over seven million.
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