Story Coronavirus pandemic of a new type that spread from China
The number of officially registered deaths due to coronavirus in the world exceeded 6.5 million, and the number of infected — 608 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported.
It is noted that in a day (as of Friday evening, September 16), the number of infections increased by almost 500 thousand, and deaths — by more than 1.7 thousand.
Most of all confirmed cases of the disease have been registered in the USA — over 94.2 million followed by India, Brazil, France and Germany. In terms of the number of deaths, the States are also in the first place — more than 1 million. Next on the list: Brazil, India, Russia and Mexico.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said earlier that the death rate from COVID-19 in the world fell to the lowest level since March 2020.
According to Konstantin Chernov, Development Director of the Scientific Center for Research and Development of Immunobiological Preparations named after M.P. Chumakov, the origin of the coronavirus may remain a mystery.
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