Post: 98 million cases. Will China overtake the United States in the number of Covid-19 infections?

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that there have been at least 98 million cases of the coronavirus in China, after receiving more comprehensive statistics on the scale of the epidemic in the country. At the current pace, China is expected to become the country hardest hit by the epidemic, after the United States, which has so far recorded 100 million cases.

In its weekly report on outbreaks, the World Health Organization indicated that in the last four weeks (from 2 to 29 January 2023) 20 million cases were reported worldwide, a drop of 87%, while the mortality rate increased by 65%. reach 114 thousand cases.

The entity registered 11 million cases in China (85% less than 28 days in previous years), followed by the United States with 1.5 million, an estimated increase of 31%, and Japan with 46%.

It should be noted that, since the beginning of the epidemic, no less than 753 million people worldwide have been infected with the coronavirus, representing about 10% of the world’s population, and the death toll has reached 6.8 million people. The World Health Organization is still trying to determine the actual number of infections and deaths, as numbers on the ground could be much higher.

Source: EuroNews

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