RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The websites of leading institutions such as Johns Hopkins University and Worldometers clearly show the global trend: cases of covid-19 related pneumonia and deaths from the virus are decreasing in absolute numbers. Experts believe that unless there is a sharp rise, the pandemic could be over in a month.
Contrary to this trend, on Wednesday, May 20th, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that infections had exceeded five million cases worldwide. This increase is due to a record number of new cases in four countries: Brazil, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the United States.
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