WHO estimate: 10% of world’s population infected with coronavirus

Infection mapPhoto: Martin Sanchez / Unsplash

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 10% of the world’s population may have been infected with the coronavirus.

During the organization’s board meeting on Monday, WHO crisis chief Michael Ryan said that these were “the best estimates.” 

The figures vary greatly from town to village and between different population groups.

High risk

“The vast majority in the world is still at risk,” Ryan said.

If the estimate is correct, more than 760 million people are affected by the coronavirus.

The WHO has so far registered almost 35 million detected infection cases and over 1 million corona-related deaths in the pandemic.

Large differences in test capacity and handling of virus outbreaks mean that large numbers have long been expected.

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