Summary: More than 15 million Corona infections worldwide

The global spread of the Coronavirus has accelerated sharply recently. Worldwide, there are now more than 15 million confirmed infections, as on Wednesday of data from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore showed.

At the end of June, about six months after the beginning of the pandemic in China, had been reached the threshold of 10 million known infections.

Since then, it has spread of the pandemic, especially in North and South America and in other countries such as India and South Africa rapidly.

Corona: Global Case Numbers

Worldwide, nearly 620,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins yet after an infection with the Coronavirus had died.

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The worst affected country was the USA. There were just under four million, the majority of confirmed infections and more than 142,000 Victims, most of the Corona-related deaths.

The last Federal States to the South and West of the country, highs in the case of the new infections reported especially. According to experts, the pandemic is now largely out of control.

Worldwide, Brazil ranks second, where the pandemic began to spread on the last also rapidly. There, there have been cases Johns Hopkins, nearly 2.2 million known infections and approximately 81,000 of death.

The number of new infections has doubled within a month almost.

The website of the University is regularly updated with incoming data, and therefore shows a higher level than the official Figures of the world health organization (WHO).

In some cases, the Figures have been corrected and also back down.

According to the WHO there were until Tuesday 14,56 million confirmed infections and the Park’s 608,000 deaths. The pandemic had started, according to previous findings and new year in the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan.

Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)

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