More than 655 million are already proven cases of coronavirus worldwide, according to Worldometers data. According to statistics, of these, more than 6.66 million have died and more than 630 million have recovered so far.
It should be noted that in recent days, new cases worldwide have been between 200,000 and 350,000 daily – figures far from previous severe waves of the contagion.
In the initial Omicron variant at the beginning of the year, for example, around and above 3 million cases were reported globally, and it was then that the all-time record of 3.847 million per day was reported on January 21, 2022.
There has also been a huge drop in deaths, averaging around 1,000 per day in recent weeks – again a far cry from previous waves, compared to January 21, 2021, at the height of the wave caused by the Alpha variant, which saw a record 16,877 deaths.
Close to these data were the subsequent peaks caused by the Delta and Omicron variants. The WHO also admitted that there has been a serious drop in the number of deaths. According to the organization, victims have decreased by 90 percent compared to February of this year, when the Omicron variant was at its peak.
And although it is less deadly, it still caused many deaths, as the infected were many times more than in the previous waves. The leader in terms of the most detected infections remains the USA, where they have already exceeded 101.4 million.
In second place in the gloomy statistics is India – there more than 44.6 million people have been infected so far. France is third with over 38.6 million proven cases. The top ten are completed by Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Japan, Italy, Great Britain, and Russia. As for the death toll, the United States is also first, with 1,111,049 deaths from the coronavirus so far, which is about a sixth of all fatal cases. Brazil is second with over 691,000 dead, and India is third with over 530,000 victims so far. It is followed by Russia, Mexico, Peru, Great Britain, Italy, Indonesia, and France.
In the daily statistics, the highest number of infections is again in Japan – 190,607 cases. In second place is South Korea, where 84,571 infections have been reported, followed by France with 70,224 new cases. Recently, a significant number of cases have also been reported in China. The strict measures and the policy to pursue “zero covid” led to serious protests in the country, which, however, after 5 days of demonstrations were controlled by official Beijing.
Thus, for another week, the tendency for the pandemic to shift to Asia is confirmed, with Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Hong Kong being the countries that are often at the forefront of the gloomy statistics. This is also evident from the weekly statistics, where the first two countries are also in the lead. In Europe, France is apparently going through the peak of the infection, after having the highest number of new cases every day for weeks. In terms of daily deaths, the USA is also at the top, with 469 deaths reported there. It should be noted that these data are for November 13, because due to the time difference, the current day has not yet ended. Japan is second with 244, and France has 114 deaths.
In the Balkans, Serbia has the most infected people per day – 714 people, while Bulgaria has the highest number of deaths – 4. However, it should be clarified that Turkey, Greece, and North Macedonia no longer present up-to-date daily data. As for the number of deaths per million population, Peru remains at the top with 6,463 victims. Bulgaria is second globally in terms of this indicator with 5,562 victims per million population. Followed by Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Georgia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, and Romania – all countries from the former socialist camp.