The actual wave of Covid-19 cases, associated with rise of the Omicron variant, still not forwarding and has already exceeded the barrier of two million global infections in the last 24 hours, according to provisional figures shown by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The national health networks reported to this body 2.29 million cases on January 5, and since On December 29, one million daily cases will be exceeded for the first time, that barrier has been exceeded for seven days (until then, the peak of the pandemic was 900,000 daily cases, in April 2021).
Despite the strong increase in cases, which double or even triple the peaks of previous waves, the number of deaths from the disease remains stable, with 7,000 global deaths recorded on January 5, a figure that falls within the average observed for three months.
In the accumulated of a pandemic now entering its third year, the infections of 293 million people with Covid-19 have been confirmed in the world, of which 5.4 million died, 1.8% of the total.
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