More than 18 million are infected with the new coronavirus


Sofia. Coronavirus infections in the world have exceeded 17 million and 23 thousand people, and for the last day the new cases are over 255 thousand, the death toll since the beginning of the pandemic is over 688 thousand people, more than 5,600 have died in the last 24 hours and recovered over 11 million and 332 thousand, shows a reference on the site Worldometеrs.

Currently, there are more than six million active cases, of which more than 65,000 are in serious or critical condition.

In the first place in terms of the number of infected remains the United States with over four million and 764 thousand people and over 157 thousand dead, followed by Brazil with over two million and 708 thousand infected and over 93 thousand dead. In third place is India with over one million and 751 thousand cases and over 37 thousand deaths. Russia is fourth with more than 845,000 infected and more than 14,000 dead. In fifth place is the Republic of South Africa with over 503 thousand infected and over eight thousand deaths from COVID-19.

Of Bulgaria’s neighboring countries, most cases occur in Turkey – over 231 thousand and over 5,700 deaths, followed by Romania with over 52 thousand and 2 379 deaths, Serbia with over 25 thousand infected and 582 dead, Northern Macedonia with 10 891 infected and 493 deaths and Greece – 4,587 infected and 206 deaths.

Translation and editing: Julian Markov

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