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Pandemic: More than 200 million confirmed corona infections worldwide


The number of corona infections around the world has roughly doubled in the past six months. According to experts, this is mainly due to the spread of the delta variant. One country particularly stands out when it comes to the number of infections.

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Shopping street in Osaka: The prefecture in western Japan recently reported 890 corona infections within one day

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Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of infections detected worldwide has risen to more than 200 million. That comes from data from the US University of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. The number of known infections has increased by 100 million in just over six months since January 26th. The number of confirmed deaths worldwide after a corona infection is now 4.25 million - twice as many as at the end of January. Experts are assuming higher unreported numbers of both infections and deaths worldwide.

The university's website is regularly updated with incoming data and shows a slightly higher level than the official figures from the World Health Organization (WHO).

In some cases, however, the numbers have also been revised downwards.

The WHO counted 199.5 million confirmed infections and nearly 4.25 million deaths as of Wednesday.

According to the WHO, the number of corona vaccinations administered worldwide is now around four billion.

Recently, the number of confirmed new infections rose again rapidly in many parts of the world, which experts attributed primarily to the spread of the particularly contagious Delta variant.

According to the latest WHO weekly report, there have recently been more than half a million new infections worldwide every day.

Most of the confirmed infections are so far with a good 35 million in the USA, a country with around 330 million inhabitants.

In second place, with around 32 million infections, is India with a population of around 1.3 billion people.

This is followed by Brazil (20 million) as well as Russia and France (around 6.25 million each).

According to the Johns Hopkins data, there were almost 3.8 million confirmed infections with the Sars-CoV-2 virus in Germany.

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Source: spiegel

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