This was to be expected: the number of contaminations by Sars-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19, being several hundred thousand per day, the bar of 100 million cases was crossed on January 27 2021 according to Johns Hopkins University.
100 million cases of Covid-19 worldwide, and a pandemic that does not abate
It will therefore have taken just a little over a year for the virus responsible for Covid-19 to infect more than 100 million people. The bar was crossed on January 27, 2021, according to Johns Hopkins University. Very precisely, 100,248,229 cases have been confirmed on the planet. Every 24 hours, more than 500,000 people still contract the virus, while vaccination campaigns are starting to gain momentum everywhere.
The United States remains by far the most affected country, recording as of January 27, 2021 more than 25.4 million cases, followed by India (more than 10 million cases) and Brazil (8.9 million of Covid-19 cases). The situation in the UK is not improving, and the country could overtake Russia to become the fourth worst affected country in the world, with just a few thousand cases separating them.
Sadly, the disease will have killed 2.157 million people, including more than 420,000 in the United States. In Europe, it is the United Kingdom which pays the heaviest price, being the only European country to have exceeded 100,000 dead, ahead of Italy (86,422) and France (74,106).
Still more than 20,000 cases per day in France
In France, the situation is relatively stable and worrying: according to data published by Public Health France (which diverge a little from those of Johns Hopkins University), on January 26, 2021, 22,086 cases of Covid-19 are still have been confirmed. France has, on its territory, 3.079 million cases of the disease since the start of the pandemic.
With a test positivity rate which has increased significantly since the start of 2021 and stands at 7.1%, and a number of people in intensive care for Covid-19 which has risen above 3,000, the government seems to be heading towards a new generalized containment of the population in an attempt to curb the pandemic.