While the Covid-19 pandemic appears to be slowing, the number of infections per day having fallen by nearly a quarter between early January 2021 and mid-February 2021, the virus continues to spread rapidly. Several hundred thousand people are affected every day, and several thousand die from the disease.
Sars-CoV-2 virus has infected more than 110 million people around the world
As always, this number is undoubtedly lower than the reality since it only takes into account people who have tested positive for the virus: according to Johns Hopkins University, on February 19, 2021, the barrier of 110 million people infected since the start of the pandemic, specifically 110,289,988, was crossed.
The number of daily contaminations still remains above 250,000 worldwide, while the number of deaths has not fallen below the 10,000 mark on average since the beginning of November 2020. 2.441 million people have died from the disease in just over a year.
France passes the 3.5 million case mark
While the United States remains the most affected country with nearly 28 million cases and more than 490,000 deaths, the pandemic in France has also crossed a threshold: that of 3.5 million cases (or about 3.1% of total number of cases worldwide). A level reached, according to Public Health France, on February 17, 2021. Since the start of the pandemic, France has had 3,536,648 confirmed cases of Covid-19 (as of February 18, 2021). The number of daily contaminations remains stable (22,501 more on February 18, 2021), and still well above the threshold of 5,000 set by the government for mid-December 2020.
The number of deaths on French territory linked to Covid-19, for its part, exceeded 83,000 on February 17, 2021 : every day, several hundred people die from the disease in France (272 more on February 18, 2021).