Coronavirus: how many infected today

Over the past day, 517,585 new cases of coronavirus were detected in the world, the day before the daily increase in those infected was 434,047.

CHINVAL, Apr 8 – Sputnik. The total number of cases of coronavirus infection in the world has reached 132,768,361, and 2,880,566 people have become victims of COVID-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Situation in the world

Most cases of COVID-19 infection were registered in the Americas – 57 million, Europe – 46.4 million and Asia – 15.5 million.

The top ten countries in terms of infection rates as of Thursday morning include:

  • USA – 30 904 409
  • Brazil – 13,100,580
  • India – 12,801,785
  • France – 4,902,948
  • Russia – 4 554 481
  • Britain – 4,381,823
  • Italy – 3,700,393
  • Turkey – 3,633,925
  • Spain – 3 326 736
  • Germany – 2,927,419

The drug regulator – the European Medicines Agency – said it allows the possibility of blood clots being associated with the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is rare, but should be included in the list of rare side effects of the drug. Due to the incidence of blood clots, the UK Medicines Agency has recommended that AstraZeneca should not be given to people under the age of 30 if possible. A statement released by the Joint Vaccination Committee recommends that adults under 30 years of age without chronic diseases that increase the risk of acute COVID-19 disease should be offered a different coronavirus vaccine, if possible.

Situation in Russia

In the ranking of countries with the highest prevalence of COVID-19, Russia is in fifth place after the United States, Brazil, India and France.

The number of people infected with the COVID-19 virus in Russia has reached 4,606,162. 101,480 patients have died from the consequences of COVID-19. 4,229,480 coronavirus patients are on the mend.

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The head of the Yekaterinburg Research Institute of Viral Infections “Vector” of Rospotrebnadzor, Alexander Semenov, said that “EpiVacCorona” is effective for the elderly – after vaccination with the drug, antibodies are formed in them in 94% of cases. According to him, even those patients who do not develop immunity after vaccination will be insured against the worst scenarios of the course of the disease. In any case, this protects against severe infection development, the specialist emphasized.

The latest data on the situation with COVID-19 in Russia and the world can be found here >>

On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in the central part of the country (Hubei province). Experts found that a new coronavirus became the causative agent of the disease, later the disease was officially named COVID-19.

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus COVID-19 a pandemic. According to the data Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, USA), more than 132 million people on the planet have already been infected with coronavirus, more than 2.8 million people have died.

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