As the global tally for confirmed COVID-19 cases surpassed 35 million, World Health Organization estimates coronavirus infected 10% of the world’s population.
Monday, October 5, Dr. Michael Ryan, WHO’s Head of Emergencies said according to its “best estimates,” one in 10 people worldwide has contracted COVID-19. This would mean that 760 million of the world’s population of 7.6 billion may have been infected.
“Our current best estimates tell us about 10% of the global population may have been infected by this virus. It varies depending on the country, it varies from urban to rural, it varies depending on groups. But what it does mean is that the vast majority of the world remains at risk,”
“We are now heading into a difficult period. The disease continues to spread,” he added.
However, the WHO has long emphasized that the official tallies of the coronavirus’s impact are underestimations.