The rate of global spread of coronavirus infection, which has increased over the past two months, has now begun to stabilize at around 4.5 million new cases per week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.
So, in the week from 16 to 22 August, approximately 4.5 million new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded around the world. A week earlier, more than 4.4 million cases were recorded. According to the WHO, this suggests that the number of new weekly cases is likely to reach a stable level after rising for almost two months.
The number of deaths from the disease around the world also did not greatly exceed the figures of the previous week and amounted to more than 68 thousand deaths against more than 66 thousand deaths recorded in the week from 9 to 15 August. transfers Interfax.
Over the entire period of the pandemic, about 214 million cases of infection with the coronavirus COVID-19 and more than 4.4 million deaths from the consequences of infection have already been registered.