The total number of coronavirus infected in the world by the morning of May 22 reached more than 5 million people. The pandemic spanned 188 countries. This is evidenced by the data of the Johns Hopkins University project published on the site.
According to Hopkins, 5 102 424 people are infected in the world. The increase in infected per day amounted to more than 100 thousand people. Over the entire pandemic period, 332,924 patients died, more than 1.94 million people recovered.
The countries most affected by SARS-CoV-2 are the USA (1.57 million infected) and Russia (317.5 thousand). On the third line of the rating according to the number of infected, Brazil has fixed itself (310 thousand). In fourth place is Great Britain (252.2 thousand), Spain closes the top five (233 thousand).
The largest number of victims of infection is registered in the United States – 94,702. Moreover, in European countries, the leaders of the anti-rating mortality rate exceeds 10 percent.
In Russia, over the past day, 8926 cases of infection have been identified. In total, 317,554 cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in the country during the epidemic. Over 92 thousand people recovered, 3099 patients died. Since the start of the epidemic, more than 7.3 million coronavirus tests have been done in the country.
An outbreak of COVID-19 pneumonia caused by a new type of coronavirus was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan. On March 11, WHO announced that the situation could be described as a pandemic.