The number of coronavirus infections detected worldwide has risen to more than 250 million since the beginning of the pandemic.
Washington – The number of coronavirus infections detected worldwide has risen to more than 250 million since the pandemic began. That came out on Monday from data from the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in Baltimore. The 200 million infection mark was reached in early August. More than five million deaths related to infection have been reported worldwide to date. Experts assume higher numbers of unreported cases for both infections and deaths.
The Johns Hopkins University website is regularly updated with incoming data and shows a slightly higher level than the official figures from the World Health Organization (WHO). In some cases, however, the numbers have also been revised downwards. The WHO last counted 248.5 million confirmed infections worldwide. According to the WHO, the number of corona vaccination doses administered worldwide is now around seven billion.
According to the Johns Hopkins data, most confirmed infections are so far with around 46 million in the USA, a country with around 330 million inhabitants. In second place, with around 34 million infections, is India with a population of around 1.3 billion people, followed by Brazil with almost 22 million reported corona cases. According to the US researchers, there are almost 4.8 million confirmed infections with the Sars-CoV-2 virus in Germany. (dpa)