The Daily Telegraph

WHO es­ti­mates 10pc of world has been in­fected

- Health · Coronavirus (COVID-19) · Infectious Diseases · Health Conditions · World Health Organization · China

The WHO es­ti­mated yes­ter­day that 10 per cent of the world has been in­fected by the coro­n­avirus, a fig­ure far higher than of­fi­cial case tal­lies.

To date, more than 35 mil­lion cases of Covid-19 have been reg­is­tered world­wide, in­clud­ing 1.04 mil­lion who have died, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial sources.

But the World Health Or­gan­i­sa­tion’s “cur­rent best es­ti­mate” now states that around a 10th of the planet’s 7.8 bil­lion or so peo­ple have al­ready been in­fected since the virus first sur­faced in China late last year – more than 20 times the of­fi­cial count.

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