Covid-19: Continuing decline in pandemic worldwide (WHO)

The latest epidemiological bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the continued decline of the epidemic of the new coronavirus in the world.

According to the WHO report published on Wednesday, 6 October, the incidence rate continued to decline and the number of new infections fell by 9% in seven days, while the number of deaths declined by 4%.

According to the United Nations World Health Agency, more than 3.1 million people worldwide have contracted the coronavirus infection in the past week, and more than 54,000 have died. “The number of weekly Covid-19 cases and deaths continued to decline,” the WHO stressed.

“It’s a trend that’s been seen since August […]. More than 3.1 million new cases and more than 54,000 new deaths were recorded during the week of September 27 to October 3, 2021,” notes the WHO’s weekly epidemiological update. According to the organization’s data, OK 3,118,410 infections and 54,221 deaths were recorded in seven days, down 9% and 4% respectively compared to the previous week.

Decrease in new infections in Africa

All regions reported a decline in the number of new cases this week, with the exception of the European region, which reported similar numbers last week. In Europe, the incidence increased by 5%.

Furthermore, data analysis shows that the European continent has also recorded the highest weekly incidence rate of cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to WHO. Europe reports 123.1 new infections per 100,000, followed by the US (109.5 new cases per 100,000 residents).

But the most significant drop in new weekly infections has been reported in Africa (-43%).

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In addition, the United States has reported the most weekly infections (760,571) to the WHO. They are followed by the United Kingdom (239,781), Turkey (197,277), Russia (165,623) and India (161,158).

On the other hand, the number of new weekly deaths reported has seen a sharp decline (-10%) in all regions except the US and Europe, both of which have similar numbers of deaths. Weekly deaths compared to the previous week. There has been a 2% increase in fatalities in Europe and the Americas.

On the other hand, there was a decline in other sectors. This case is from the African continent which has recorded the highest A sharp drop in the number of weekly deaths (-25% compared to last week).

Overall, the novel coronavirus pandemic has caused at least 4,806,841 dead In the world since the end of December 2019, according to a count set up by the WHO on Wednesday. A total of 235,175,106 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed since the start of the pandemic.

(with agencies)

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