Covid, WHO: 'United States with most infections, then India and United Kingdom'.
The US, India and the UK are the most infected countries, according to the WHO. The Covid-19 pandemic, caused mainly by the Delta variant, continues to race around the world
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has compiled a list of countries with the highest number of Covid infections in the last 24 hours
According to the data provided by the WHO, the sad record belongs to the United States which, on 30 August 2021, recorded the highest number of new cases in a single day: 181,046 to be exact, bringing the total to 38,524,398.
Since the start of the pandemic on 30 August, the number of deaths stands at 631,134.
Right behind the US is India, where the Delta variant first appeared.
In the Asian country, 49,909 new positives were registered in 24 hours. The third place on the podium is occupied by the United Kingdom, which recorded 32,937 new infections in one day.
However, the massive use of vaccinations has limited the number of victims: 61 were recorded on 30 August.
Iran is in fourth place, with 31,516 confirmed cases in 24 hours and a total of 4,926,964 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.
In fifth place is Brazil, with 24,699 infections in one day.
With 20,728,605 confirmed infections, the South American country is also among the first in terms of total cases since the start of the pandemic.
With the sixth, seventh and eighth positions we return to Asia: Malaysia has 20,579 confirmed cases in 24 hours.
WHO: a total of 1,706,089 people have tested positive for Covid since the start of the pandemic
This was followed by Japan, with 19,994 infections recorded in 24 hours and a total of 1,454,364 cases.
Right after the country that hosted the Olympics and where the Paralympics are currently being held is the Philippines: 18,528 confirmed cases were recorded in 24 hours, for a total of 1,954,023 positive cases since the pandemic began.
Ninth place for Russia, with 18,325 infections in one day, while the total number of cases reaches 6,901,152.
In tenth and last place is Mexico, which recorded 17,546 new cases on 30 August, for a total of 3,328,863 positive cases since the pandemic began.