Translation of COVID-19 caption: The world has 107.8 million images 1People wear masks to prevent infection COVID-19 in London, UK. (Photo: THX / TTXVN)

According to worldometers.info, by 9:00 am on February 11 (Vietnam time), the total number of SARS-CoV-2 virus infections causing COVID-19 in the world is currently 107.8 million, of which 2,363. 273 death.

The most affected are the US, which currently has 27,896,463 cases, and India ranks second with nearly half the number of cases in the United States (10,871,060). In terms of the number of deaths, the US also ranked first with 483,039 cases, while Brazil ranked second with 234,945 cases. The total number of deaths in India is now 155,399 while in the UK it is 114,851.

By region, North America recorded the most cases with 31.9 million cases, followed by Europe with 31.7 million cases while Asia recorded 23.7 million and South America at 16.6 million. shift. Africa and Oceania are less affected, but have also recorded 3.7 million and 50,480 infections, respectively.

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In the US, as the number of new infections is constantly increasing each day, a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that wearing a mask that fits the face and using 2 Respirators can significantly reduce the risk of exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

CDC director Rochelle Walensky said the experiments also reveal that “masking is most effective when it fits to the face and is worn properly”. Mr. Walensky also added that the wearing 2 face mask Can prevent 92.5% of drops from coughing.

In Europe, Russia recorded the most infections (now exceeding 4 million) while the UK recorded the most deaths. In Germany, the federal and state governments agreed to extend the current blockade order to 3 weeks until March 7. Chancellor Angela Merkel warns of a third wave of infection if people are not careful about the dangers of viral variants.

According to her, the period from now to mid-March will be a time of “survival” because the danger of the variations is very real. The same day, the Croatian Ministry of Health announced it had discovered the first case of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus first appeared in the UK. According to the set above, the new variant was discovered in the test samples of 3 people, including a 3-year-old baby. Turkey has recorded more than 2.5 million cases, of which 27,093 people died.

In Asia, Iran and Indonesia have all recorded more than 1.1 million cases. Countries with the highest number of deaths on the continent, other than India, were Iran (58,686 cases), Indonesia (32,167 cases), while Iraq, Pakistan and the Philippines all had more than 11,000 cases.

In Africa, South Africa has recorded 1,482,412 cases, including 47,145 deaths. Followed by Morocco with 476,689 cases, Tunisia 219,650 cases. Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Libya, Algeria and Kenya all reported more than 100,000 cases.

(VNA / Vietnam +)