According to the World Health Organisation,

Globally, as of 10:11am CEST, 12th April 2023, there have been 762,791,152 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 6,897,025 deaths, reported to WHO.

As of 10th April 2023, a total of 13,340,275,493 vaccine doses have been administered.

 

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When it comes to the number of confirmed cases per geographical region,

Europe leads with 275,110,560 cases.

The Western Pacific comes in second with 202,153,158 cases.

Americas come in third with 191,814, 966 cases.

South-east Asia comes in fourth with 60,867,951 cases.

Eastern Mediterranean comes in fifth with 23,324,249 cases.

Africa comes in sixth with 9,519,504 cases.

 

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Then, when we look at COVID-19 by country leading with the most cases,

The USA comes in the first position with 102,873,924 cases!

China steps in second place with 99,239,252 cases.

India comes in third with 44,768,172 cases.

France comes in the fourth position with 38,791,479 cases.

Germany comes in the fifth position with 38,368,891 cases.

Brazil comes in the sixth position with 37,319,254 cases.

Japan comes in the seventh place with 33,523,927 cases.

The Republic of Korea comes in eighth place with 30,918,060 cases.

Italy is in the ninth place with 25,715,384 cases.

The United Kingdom comes in the tenth slot with 24,330,379 cases.

The Russian Federation comes in the eleventh place with 22,727,542 cases.

Turkiye is in the twelfth position with 17,004,677 cases.

 

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All these numbers should remind you of a few things.

  1. Get back that mask on your face!
  2. Trust nobody yet…. The struggle continues.
  3. Hold your leaders and the wealthy accountable in those moments where vaccines are being disposed off and yet, some people in other countries have never even been tested for COVID!
  4. Wash your hands regularly!
  5. Stay updated on the latest news concerning this virus.
  6. Eat as healthy and organic as possible.
  7. Exercise every single day if you can!
  8. Take off as much as you can to rest!

 

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