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August 19, 2020 Politics

Global COVID-19 cases surge past 22 million with over 779K deaths

Global COVID-19 cases surge past 22 million with over 779K deaths - Czech Points

Since the onset of the pandemic, coronavirus infection has occurred in more than 22 million people worldwide, according to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, which monitors the status of the spread of the virus. More than 779,500 people have died worldwide in COVID-19, coronavirus in some cases. Croatia reports a record of 219 cases of coronavirus infection.

The daily number of new cases had remained at around 260,000 in the last two weeks, significantly more than in March and April when the pandemic peaked in Europe or the US state of New York. However, the daily number of deaths is still below the sad records level from the beginning of April. In recent weeks the average number of victims of the infection is around 5,700 in 24 hours.

In absolute terms, the worst affected country remains the United States, which, together with the second most affected Brazil, registers more than a third of the world’s daily cases. Since the onset of the pandemic, 40 percent of all SARS-CoV-2 findings have been in these two countries.

However, experts continue to point out that the actual numbers of those infected and deaths due to coronavirus infection are, in fact, probably significantly higher, as there are still not enough tests available in many places.