More than 100,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide on May 25, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 5.3 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Monday.
As of 11:00 Moscow time on May 25, as many as 5,304,772 novel coronavirus cases and 342,029 coronavirus-associated deaths were registered across the globe. The number of confirmed cases grew by 100,264 in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities increased by 4,342.
The WHO statistics is based on officially confirmed data from the countries, TASS reports.
South and North America accounts for the majority of confirmed coronavirus cases - 2,395,295. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 57,171 and the number of deaths - by 3,356 and reached 141,472.
The number confirmed COVID-2019 cases in Europe amounts to 2,025,176 and the number of fatalities is 174,429. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 18,192 and the number of deaths - by 543.
The East Mediterranean region has 427,832 cases and 11,164 fatalities as of May 25. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 12,026 and the number of deaths - by 176.
The biggest number of coronavirus cases was reported from the United States (1,592,599), Russia (353,427), Brazil (347,398), the United Kingdom (259,563), Spain (235,772), Italy (229,858), Germany (178,570), Turkey (156,827), France (142,204), and Iran (135,701).
A pneumonia outbreak caused by the COVID-19 virus (previously known as 2019-nCoV) was reported in China’s city of Wuhan, a large trade and industrial center with a population of 12 million, in late December 2019. Since then, cases of the new coronavirus have been reported from nearly all parts of the world. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.