the Total number of people infected with coronavirus in the world by the morning of August 3 exceeded 18 million people. The pandemic has covered 188 countries. This is evidenced by data project at Johns Hopkins University, published on the website.

According to project information in the world infected 18 019 472. The increase in the number of people infected per day amounted to about 224 thousand. For the entire period of the pandemic died 369 688 infected, more than 10.6 million people have been cured.

Most affected by SARS-CoV-2 country USA (the number of infected exceeded 4.66 million). In second place is Brazil (more than the 2.73 million people), India (1.75 million) was in third place. Russia (849,2 thousand) was fixed at the fourth position, ahead of South Africa (511,4 thousands). In the top ten of the rating also includes Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia and Iran.

most of the victims of the infection was in the United States — 154 859 people. Also the high mortality rate recorded in the European countries most affected by the pandemic, where the rate exceeds 10 percent.

Russia has in recent days revealed 5 427 patients. In total, the country recorded 227 849 cases of infection with coronavirus. Of these, more than 650 thousand patients recovered, 14 of 128 people died. Since the beginning of the epidemic in the country was made more than 28.7 million tests for coronavirus.

June 8 Chapter who Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus confirmed the improvement of the situation in Europe. However, according to him, globally there has been an increase in the spread of coronavirus. June 29, the organization said that the spread of the pandemic SARS-CoV-2 in the world is accelerating.

Outbreak of pneumonia COVID-19 caused by a new type of coronavirus, was first recorded in December 2019 in Wuhan. On 11 March, the who announced that the situation can be characterized as a pandemic.