The number of detected infections with coronavirus in the world since the beginning of the pandemic on the morning of February 13 was 108 million 186 thousand 991 cases. This is evidenced by the data of the American Johns Hopkins University.
Globally, the number of deaths from diseases associated with COVID-19 has increased to 2 million 382 thousand 880, more than 79 million people have recovered.
States with 5 million or more coronavirus infections include the United States, India and Brazil.
The leader in the number of infected remains the United States, where over the entire time of the pandemic, 27 million 490 thousand 37 infected with COVID-19 were detected. India ranks second. In this country, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus amounted to 10 million 892 thousand 746. Brazil is in third place. There, for the entire time of the pandemic, 9 million 765 thousand 455 people were infected.
Earlier, on February 12, the head physician of the Filatov Moscow Clinical Hospital No. 15, Associate Professor of the Department of Hospital Therapy No. 1 of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Valery Vechorko, said that in 2021 there are two possible scenarios for the development of the situation with the spread of coronavirus.
First, the pandemic will end soon. Then research on psychological and physical rehabilitation after an illness, assessing the consequences of a pandemic and studying the consequences of vaccination will be popular. In the second scenario, the pandemic will continue. Then research on the comparative assessment of the effectiveness of vaccines and work on improving the diagnosis of COVID-19 will be relevant.