The Covid-19 pandemic continues to progress, followed by Johns Hopkins University as official figures are released. On February 8, 2021, a new threshold was crossed: that of 106 million cases worldwide. The United States alone now represents more than a quarter of the total number of infected.
106 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 worldwide, 27 million in the USA
According to data from the American University Johns Hokpins, which is the benchmark for monitoring the number of cases in the world, there are as of February 8, 2021 106,136,103 million confirmed cases of Covid-19. The pandemic therefore continues to progress but seems to show some signs of slowing down: at the start of February 2021, the number of infections per day fell to around 400,000, compared to more than 500,000 in January 2021. A trend that remains to be confirmed, but which could be the start of good news.
The United States, for its part, has crossed the 27 million confirmed cases of Covid-19 on its territory, or more than a quarter. India, with 10.8 million cases, and Brazil, with 9.5 million cases, round out the trio of the world’s most affected countries.
France has, for its part, 3.34 million cases, according to Public Health France, which makes it the most affected European Union country since Brexit on January 31, 2021, and the 6th most affected in the world. The United Kingdom is expected to cross 4 million cases the week of February 8, 2021, confirming its place as the 4th most affected country in the world by Sars-CoV-2.
Still more than 10,000 deaths per day due to Covid-19
Like the number of cases, the number of deaths recorded worldwide each day from the disease continues to increase. Since mid-January 2021, that number has remained above 10,000, with a record 17,800 deaths on January 20, 2021. 2,316,702 people have died from the disease since the start of the pandemic.
The United States pays the heaviest price, 463,437 people lost their lives to Covid-19 as of February 8, 2021, while in the European Union it was in Italy, 91,273 deaths, that the virus was the deadliest. With nearly 79,000 deaths, France is the 7th most bereaved country in the world.