COVID-19: the world's first 100,000 casualties in a week
The United States accounts for a quarter of all coronavirus deaths in a week, with about 3,500 people dying each day.
COVID-19 coronavirus morbidity in the world has declined sharply over the past week, but mortality rose to its highest level вЂ” for the first time in seven days more than 100,000 people died.
Thus, for the first time since mid-October, less than 4 million people were infected in a week worldwide. The number of confirmed cases was 3.98 million вЂ” 10% less than in the previous seven days.
This week, the number of infected exceeded 100 million. Thus, every 75th inhabitant of the planet has already encountered a coronavirus.
At least 73 million people have been cured. About 26 million people are sick, but this information is incomplete because some countries do not publish the statistics.
Disease rates are falling in the countries with the highest numbers of cases. In the U.S. since the beginning of the year the figure has fallen by half: if at the beginning of January there were more than 300 thousand infected a day, now вЂ” just over 160 thousand. In India, there are 10-12 thousand cases a day вЂ” four times less than at the end of November. The decrease is less obvious in Brazil; so far more than 50 thousand infected people per day have been diagnosed there.
In Europe, another rise in infection has been stopped in Italy, where 1.6 times fewer cases per day have been confirmed than at the beginning of the year, and also in Great Britain and the Czech Republic, where the spread of infection over the same period has slowed down by half.
Coronavirus mortality is on the decline, with 102,100 infected people dying in the past seven days, 8,000 more than in the previous seven days. The fatality rate increased from 2.14% to 2.16%.
A quarter of all deaths during the week occurred in the U.S., where about 3.5 thousand people die every day. The country recorded 15% more deaths in seven days than a week earlier. However, the fatality rate in the U.S. is below the global average of 1.7%.
In Mexico, the previous week's rate was exceeded by about 25%. The number of deaths increased by 9.2 thousand and exceeded 155 thousand, which is 8.5% of all diseases. Mexico is second only to Yemen in lethality, where nearly 30% of infected people died, but the reliability of statistics from the latter country is doubtful.
In Great Britain for the second week in a row register 8.5 thousand deaths вЂ” this corresponds to the peak values in late July. Lethality is as high as 2.8%.
In Brazil about 1,000 people die every day because of the coronavirus вЂ” this is the maximum since the beginning of the pandemic. However, against the background of high morbidity, the lethality rate is decreasing: at the beginning of October it exceeded 3%, and now it has dropped to 2.5%.
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