The World Health Organization reports the onset of the second peak of the coronavirus pandemic in some countries. The director of the WHO program for emergency health situations Michael Ryan stated this at a briefing, Correspondent.net reports.
"What is happening now in many countries is not the second wave. This is the second peak of the first wave where the virus has not been sufficiently suppressed to prevent transmission of the virus in the same time period," Ryan said.
According to him, the danger of the second peak of the pandemic is to increase the endemicity of the coronavirus, or a constant level of incidence.
However, the WHO representative is not sure about the likelihood of a second wave of a dangerous infection epidemic.
As we reported before, the global population of coronavirus-infected people has exceeded 11 million.
As of July 4, there are 11 million 191 thousand 681 patients with COVID-19 worldwide.
The United States and Brazil come first, with 2,890,588 and 1,543,341 people infected, respectively.