From January 4 to 10, COVID-19 was detected in 4,953,758 people worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its weekly bulletin on the global epidemiological situation.
During the same period, 85,436 patients fell victim to the pandemic. The previous record was set from December 14 to 20 last year. Thus, 4,612,790 people were diagnosed with a virus.
According to the WHO, last week, the trend of increasing morbidity was restored. The number of new infections and deaths grew by 20% and 11%, respectively, compared to the previous seven days. In North and South America, 2.5 million people fell ill (an increase of 30%), and 38,000 died (a rise of 18%). More than 1.8 million people in Europe have been infected with coronavirus, and 36,000 people died. The incidence also increased in the Western Pacific (36%), Africa (34%), and the Eastern Mediterranean (11%).
The diseases in the US rose by more than 1.7 million in one week. According to this indicator, the US is followed by the Uk (more than 417 thousand), Brazil (over 313 thousand), Russia (over 165 thousand), Germany (over 142 thousand), India (over 126 thousand), the Republic of South Africa (over 125 thousand), France (over 122 thousand), Italy (116 thousand) and Colombia (more than 100 thousand).