Published:  12:45 PM, 26 July 2020

WHO reports one-day surge in coronavirus cases by over 284,000

WHO reports one-day surge in coronavirus cases by over 284,000


More than 284,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, exceeding 15.58 million, while the coronavirus-related fatalities increased by over 6,000 to surpass 635,000, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Saturday.

As of 11.00 Moscow time on July 25, as many as 15,581,009 novel coronavirus cases and 635,173 coronavirus-associated deaths were registered across the globe. The number of confirmed cases grew by 284,083 in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities increased by 6,270.

The day before, 284,196 new cases and 9,753 fatalities were documented throughout the world. The WHO statistics are based on officially confirmed data provided by countries.

South and North America account for the majority of confirmed coronavirus cases – 8,292,311. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 170,611 and the number of deaths – by 4,074 to top 329,699. The number of confirmed COVID-2019 cases in Europe amounts to 3,192,041 and the number of fatalities is 209,930. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew, by 21,659 and the number of deaths went up by 509.

South East Asia has 1,678,994 cases and 38,993 fatalities. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 53,430 and the number of deaths – by 882.

The biggest number of coronavirus cases is registered in the United States (4,009,808), followed by Brazil (2,287,475), India (1,336,861), Russia (806,720), South Africa (421,996), Peru (371,096), Mexico (370,712), Chile (341,304), the United Kingdom (297,918), and Iran (286,523).

In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the outbreak of a previously unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, in central China. Since then, cases of the novel coronavirus – named COVID-19 by the WHO – have been reported in every corner of the globe, including Russia.

On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.



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