The leaders in the number of new infections per day are now the USA (about 184 thousand), Great Britain (more than 120 thousand), France (104 thousand) and Italy (almost 55 thousand cases).
For France, Saturday’s morbidity data was a record since the beginning of the pandemic.
The country tried to prevent the spread of a new variant of the Omicron covid by restricting the entry of travelers from the UK, where a sharp increase in infections began even earlier. However, now the number of cases has exceeded one hundred thousand, despite the restrictions.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 279 million people have been infected with coronavirus worldwide since the beginning of the pandemic, 5.4 million patients have died.