Every 250th person on Earth already contracted coronavirus
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  • 10:11 26 September 2020

Every 250th person on Earth already contracted coronavirus

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases worldwide increased by 2.2 million in the past seven days, to more than 32.2 million or 0.4% of the Earth’s total population, ONA reports citing TASS.

The number of the so-called active cases - patients who are currently infected - continues to rise rapidly, increasing by about 500,000 this week. Active cases account for 23.3% of the overall case count.

The percentage of recoveries remained practically unchanged during the past seven days, increasing from 68% to slightly less than 69%. A total of 1.7 million patients recovered in the reported period.

Some 37,000 novel coronavirus-related deaths were registered in the past seven days, bringing the overall death toll to 983,000.

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