The number of Kovid-19 cases in the world remains the second consecutive week, the highest level since the onset of the epidemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed on Wednesday, specifying that India accounted for 46% of the new ones. Cases and one in four deaths worldwide.
The 5.7 million new cases recorded last week thus confirm an increase of nine consecutive weeks, which the WHO outlines in its latest epidemiological bulletin. According to the United Nations Global Health Agency, new deaths are also increasing for the seventh week in a row, with more than 93,000 deaths worldwide.
This upward trend has largely “increased the incidence of cases and deaths in Southeast Asia.” In the region, India accounts for more than 90% of cases and deaths, as well as 46% of global cases and 25% of global deaths in the previous week.
In addition to the worrisome situation in Southeast Asia, a slight increase in deaths has also been reported in the Americas and the Eastern Mediterranean. At the same time, there has been a decline in the number of deaths in Europe, Africa and the Western Pacific.
The WHO reported in detail that “there has been a drop in incidence in regions of Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, Africa and the Americas, while rates in the Western Pacific were the same as in the previous week.”
For the African continent, the WHO reported 42,000 new cases and 1,000 new deaths, a decrease of 15% and 13%, respectively, compared to the previous week. The United Nations agency said that overall cases and deaths have decreased since it reached its peak in mid-January 2021. “However, countries in the region continue to report continued transmission and growth in some regions,” the United Nations agency said.
Across the Atlantic, the US has recorded more than 1.3 million new cases and more than 36,000 new deaths.
There have been more than 1.1 million new cases and more than 22,000 new deaths in Europe, a sharp decrease of 22% and 12% respectively from the previous week. In that region, cases fell for the fourth consecutive week, and deaths also occurred for the third consecutive week.