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Nearly 22 million people are infected with nCoV globally

Nearly 22 million people are infected with nCoV globally
The world recorded nearly 22 million people infected with nCoV, nearly 773,000 people died, many countries continue to witness a sudden increase in new infections.
213 countries and territories recorded 21,813,891 nCoV infections and 772,630 deaths, up 232,635 and 4,887 cases after 24 hours, respectively, while 14,547,722 people recovered, according to the update page. Worldometers real-time data.
 
STATISTICS OF INFECTED CASES AND DEATHS OF SOME COUNTRIES (August 17th, 2020)
COUNTRY INFECTED CASES DEATHS
US 5.564.695 173.072
Brazil 3.340.197 107.852
Mexico 517.714 56.543
Chile 385.946 10.452
South Africa 587.345 11.839
Russia 922.853 15.685
England 318.484 41.366
Iran 343.203 19.639
India 2.647.316 51.045
China N/A N/A
Philippines 161.253 2.665
Indonesia 139.549 6.150
Singapore 55.747 27

US President Donald Trump said the federal government will provide up to 125 million reusable masks to school districts across the US, while urging states to allow students to return to school, despite warnings Caution should be exercised by health officials.

The disease situation in Russia appears to be under control, as the data tended to decrease. Russian officials say they are capable of producing up to 500 million doses of the Sputnik V vaccine in the next 12 months. Manufacturing is also expected to be conducted overseas and Phase Three clinical trials will soon roll out in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and the Philippines.

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Medical staff preparing to take blood from volunteers participating in the Russian vaccine testing program in mid-July. Picture: Russian Defense Ministry

In the worst case scenario, the second Covid-19 wave could cause 120,000 deaths between September 2020 and June 2021, according to a report by the British Institute of Medical Sciences.

In Iran, Covid-19's most heavily affected country in the Middle East, the figures are questioned for accuracy.

Bali, one of Indonesia's tourist hubs, is planning to welcome foreign tourists from 9/11.

Dr Mike Ryan, director of emergency situations at the World Health Organization (WHO), affirmed that stopping outbreaks from spreading in the community is the key to coping with Covid-19. "A very small part of the world's population is infected with nCoV and it will do a lot of damage if left uncontrolled," he said.

Source: VNExpress