Over 229 million Covid-19 cases recorded globally

Monday, 2021-09-20 09:07:52
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NDO – According to statistics from worldometers.info as of 8am on September 20 (Vietnam time), the world has recorded a total of 229,262,049 cases of COVID-19, of which more than 4.7 million have died.

In the past 24 hours, there were more than 350,000 new cases recorded globally, while the number of recoveries per day was more than 380,000 cases, bringing the total number of recovered people to 205,880,669.

The US continued to record the highest number of new cases in the world with an additional 32,731 cases. Russia ranks first in terms of daily deaths with 793 reported cases.

Asia remains the global COVID-19 hotspot with the highest number of daily new cases compared to other regions.

During the day, Asia recorded 173,717 new cases, with India, Turkey and the Philippines being the top three countries in terms of the number of new infections, ranging from about 19,000 to 30,000.

Asia has so far had a total of over 74 million cases, including more than 1 million deaths from COVID-19.

After Asia, Europe has been the second most seriously affected region by the pandemic, with a total of 57.6 million infections, of which the UK is leading the continent with more than 7.4 million cases, followed by Russia (7.2 million cases) and France (6.9 million cases).

51.5 million cases were reported in North America, of which the US accounted for the majority with a total of 42.9 million cases - the highest in the world.

However, the trend of cases and deaths has decreased on average over the past seven days. Last week, the world recorded a total of 3,606,520 infections and 58,452 deaths, both down from the previous seven days, with a decrease of 9% and 5% respectively.