The number of confirmed cases of infection with the new coronavirus in the world has exceeded 15.78 million, the number of infected people has increased by more than 200 thousand people per day. This was reported on July 26 on the website of the World Health Organization (WHO).
During the same period, the number of deaths increased by almost 5 thousand and exceeded 640 thousand people. According to the report, as of July 26, 15,785,641 infected and 640,016 dead were registered in the world.
WHO statistics take into account officially confirmed data on cases of infection and deaths provided by states.
The Americas region has the highest number of people infected with 8,385,810, according to the interactive map. Within a day, the number had increased by 93,499. The number of deaths increased by 2,890 to 332,589.
In Europe, 3,216,335 people were identified as infected and 210,261 as deceased. In 24 hours, the number of infected people increased by 20,287 and 311 died.
Southeast Asia ranks third in the number of those infected worldwide. There, 1 732 248 people were infected and 39 786 patients died.
Earlier in July, WHO head Tedros Adan Gebrejesus stated that there are four main scenarios of coronavirus infection on the planet. In his opinion, many states have gone in the wrong direction in the fight against coronavirus infection. Which countries had chosen the wrong strategy, he did not specify.
The spread of a new type of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes severe disease COVID-19, began in late December last year in China. In March, WHO declared a coronavirus pandemic.