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 following 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 100.4 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 37.4 million proven cases. The top ten are completed by Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and Russia.
As for the data on the dead, the United States is also first – so far there have been 1,104,454 victims of the coronavirus there, which is about one-sixth of all fatal cases. Brazil is second with over 689 deaths, 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 infected is in the USA – 103,540 cases, bearing in mind that these are data for November 23, because due to the time difference, the last 24 hours have not yet ended overseas. In second place is Japan with 60,108 newly discovered infections. South Korea is third with 59,089 infected. In recent days, more and more cases have been detected in China.
There were 31,454 cases in the last 24 hours, a huge number considering Beijing’s “zero covid” policy, which calls for a strict lockdown and isolation of thousands even if one becomes infected. For another week, the tendency of the pandemic to shift to Asia is confirmed, with Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Hong Kong being the countries that are often at the forefront of the grim statistics.
This is also evident from the weekly statistics, where the first two countries are also in the lead. In terms of daily deaths, the USA is also at the top, with as many as 967 deaths per day. In second place is Japan with 130 fatal cases, followed by Taiwan with 65 deaths per day. In the Balkans, Serbia has the most infected people per day – 571 people, while Croatia 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 6,451 victims. Bulgaria is second globally in terms of this indicator with 5,555 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.