The number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus in the world exceeded 20.16 million, having increased by more than 214 thousand in 24 hours. According to the data of the World Health Organization (WHO) published on Thursday night, the number of deaths increased by almost 5 thousand and exceeded 737 thous.
As of 11:00 on August 12, there were 20,162,474 infected and 737,417 deaths worldwide. The number of infected people increased by 214,985 per day, the number of deaths increased by 4,835.
WHO statistics take into account only officially confirmed information on cases of infection and death provided by states.
America's region ranks first in terms of the number of infected вЂ” 10,799,062. During the day, this figure increased by 101,230. The number of deaths there increased by 2,877 and reached 393,727. In the European Region, 3,641,603 were infected and 217,716 deaths. In 24 hours, the number of infected people increased by 23,951, 355 people died.
The third place in the number of people infected in the world is occupied by the region of Southeast Asia. There the number of infected reached 2,757,822, 55,564 deaths were recorded. During the day, the number of infected people increased by 66,370, the deaths вЂ” by 931.
Most of the infected were registered in the USA вЂ” 5,039,709, followed by Brazil (3,057,470), India (2,329,638), Russia (902,701), South Africa (566,109), Mexico (485,836), Peru (483,133), Colombia (397 623), Chile (376 616) and Iran (331 189).