Number of cases of coronavirus infection in world exceeded 85 million

The number of cases of coronavirus infection in the world has exceeded 85 million. This is evidenced by data from Johns Hopkins University on January 4, which is updated at site a > in real time.

As of 04:10 Moscow time, 85,068,700 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in the world. Of these, more than 47 million have recovered and more than 1.8 million have died.

The largest number of detected infections is observed in the United States – 20 614 190 people. India is on the second place (10 323 965), on the third – Brazil (7 733 746).

Earlier in January, the head of Chinese Foreign Ministry Wang Yi presented Beijing’s version of the origin of the coronavirus. According to him, according to most studies, the pandemic of the new infection was caused by separate outbreaks in different places around the world.

An outbreak of COVID-19 pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus was first recorded in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. On March 11, WHO announced that the situation could be characterized as a pandemic.