The number of cases of coronavirus infection in the world exceeded 11 million

According to the data Reuters, the number of global cases of coronavirus on Friday night exceeded 11 million, which was another milestone in the spread of the disease.

According to the Johns Hopkins Institute, which maintains online statistics on coronavirus disease, as of 0.30 Moscow time on Saturday, 523,562 people died from COVID-19 in the world, which is approximately equal to the number of deaths from influenza registered annually.

According to experts, the pandemic has entered a new phase: in India and Brazil, more than 10 thousand cases of infection per day have been recorded, which creates a serious burden on medical resources. In some countries, there has been a resumption of the spread of infections, forcing authorities to partially restore restrictive measures. According to experts, a pandemic could recur in 2021.

Recall that on Thursday, 40 of the 50 US states reported a sharp increase in the case of COVID-19 on the eve of the national holiday – US Independence Day, which is celebrated on July 4. This surge in cases of infection, notes The Associated Press, partly due to the fact that many Americans have stopped using masks and follow the rules of social distance, and in the past few weeks, almost half of the states have lifted restrictive measures.