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Oct 13, 2020
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WHO reports record rise in COVID-19 infection in a week

The World Health Organization reported that as of Tuesday, the number of COVID-19 infections in the world rose by more than 2.2 million, a record weekly figure since the start of the pandemic.

According to TASS, citing a WHO communiqué, the number of deaths from the effects of coronavirus has increased by more than 39 thousand.

As a result, the number of confirmed cases of the disease as of October 11 was 37,109,851, and the number of deaths was 1,070,355.

The worst epidemic situation remains in the Americas. Over the period from 5 to 11 October, more than 804 thousand people were infected in the region, and the total number of cases exceeded 17.79 million.

Over the past week, 34% more people were infected in Europe than a week earlier. The United Kingdom is in first place in the region in terms of the number of infected people (over 110 thousand), in second place is France (over 110 thousand), in third place is Russia (over 83.5 thousand), in fourth is Spain (more than 50 thousand). , the fifth - the Netherlands (more than 36 thousand).

As a reminder, from October 5 in Moscow, employers must transfer to remote work at least 30% of employees, all employees over 65 years old and people with chronic diseases. In order to reduce the incidence, from October 5, most schools in the Russian capital began scheduled autumn holidays, kindergartens are working as usual.

From September 28, elderly people over 65 and Russians with chronic diseases are required to follow a home regimen, since this category is the most vulnerable to coronavirus infection.

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