Since the pandemic struck, the WHO says that COVID-19 may have infected one in ten people worldwide. This number means the majority of the world remains at risk of getting COVID-19.
COVID-19 Global Numbers
According to Dr. Mike Ryan, around 10% of the world’s population has caught the virus. Dr. Ryan directs the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Programme. While the infection rates vary across countries, millions of people worldwide remain at risk.
Johns Hopkins University says that 3.5 million people worldwide have COVID-19. However, the WHO says that this number is inaccurate. For example, the CDC says that the US has undercounted its totals by 90%. Dr. Ryan guesses that 770 million worldwide have caught the virus.
The WHO also warns of “fatigue” among the people. According to surveys, many people have stopped caring about the virus. In a statement, the WHO said that apathy levels have risen to 60% in some countries.
Moreover, the WHO has expected people to get tired of COVID-19. The pandemic has gone on for months, and people have sacrificed a lot. However, people should still try to protect themselves from the virus.
According to the latest numbers, only four European countries have reduced their COVID-19 cases below the crucial levels. In the US, cases have kept rising, with 50,000 more cases coming in Friday and Saturday.