According to the South China Morning Post, Wu characterized the first four waves: the outbreak of the epidemic in Wuhan, controlled until early March; a regional epidemic in northeast China in April and May, caused by imported cases; the outbreak broke out in June at a market in Beijing; the discovery of cases in the northeastern cities of Dalian and Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang region, in July.

“With the exception of the Wuhan epidemic, outbreaks have been sporadic, regional cases and have been effectively controlled,” he said.

Worldwide, the total number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic is 957,192, according to Johns Hopkins University, which has calculated a total of 30.78 million cases worldwide.

The three most affected countries remain the United States (over 6.7 million cases), India (over 5.4 million cases) and Brazil (over 4.5 million cases).

As for the number of deaths in the last nine months and associated with SARS-CoV-2, the United States reported, as of Sunday, 200,000. In Brazil, more than 136,500 people died, and in India, more than 86,700.