Every 250th person on Earth already contracted coronavirus

Every 250th person on Earth already contracted coronavirus
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  • calendar-gray 26 September 2020

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases worldwide increased by 2.2 million in the past seven days, to more than 32.2 million or 0.4% of the Earth’s total population, APA reports citing TASS.

The number of the so-called active cases - patients who are currently infected - continues to rise rapidly, increasing by about 500,000 this week. Active cases account for 23.3% of the overall case count.

The percentage of recoveries remained practically unchanged during the past seven days, increasing from 68% to slightly less than 69%. A total of 1.7 million patients recovered in the reported period.

Some 37,000 novel coronavirus-related deaths were registered in the past seven days, bringing the overall death toll to 983,000.

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