The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 infection in the world exceeded 21 million, having increased by more than 294,000 in 24 hours, which is the maximum increase during the pandemic. According to data released by the World Health Organization, the number of deaths increased by almost 10,000 and exceeded 755,000 people.
WHO data take into account only officially confirmed information on cases of infection and death provided by states.
The region of North and South America ranks first in the number of infected people - over 11 million. During the day, this figure increased by 150,000 people. The number of deaths there increased and reached 410,000.
In the European Region, 3.7 million people were infected and more than 210,000 deaths were reported. In 24 hours, the number of infected people increased by 29,000, 365 people died.
The third place in the number of people infected in the world belongs to Southeast Asia. The number of infected people reached almost 3 million there, 58,800 deaths were recorded. During the day, the number of people infected increased by 70,000, the number of deaths - by 1,088.
The largest number of the infected are registered in the United States - 5.2 million, Brazil (3.2 million), India (2.5 million), Russia (917,000), South Africa (579,000), Peru (507,000), Mexico (505,000), Colombia (433,000).