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WHO announced a record number of people infected with COVID-19 per day for the entire pandemic: Society: World: Lenta.ru

Almost 3.4 million people have contracted the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, which is a record daily rate for the entire pandemic. It is reported by TASS with reference to data from the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to WHO, on the evening of January 12, information was received about 312,173,462 infected with COVID-19 and 5,501,000 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic. At the same time, the number of new cases of infection was 3 395 785, deaths – 7 735.

Most cases were registered in the United States – 61,332,277, India – 36,070,510 and Brazil – 22,558,695. It is noted that the previous anti-record was recorded on January 6, when the number of cases of coronavirus infection increased by 2,618,130 per day.

Formerly a specialist in especially dangerous infections, an immunologist, a doctor of medical sciences Vladislav Zhemchugov predicted the imminent end of the coronavirus pandemic due to the properties of the omicron strain. According to Zhemchugov, the omicron strain was the last mutation of COVID-19 before the virus left for another population.

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