The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday that the number of new infections with the new corona virus continued to decline worldwide last week, except on the African continent.
The WHO reported more than 3 million new corona viruses and more than 73,000 deaths worldwide last week.
“Global events and deaths continue to decline, with 3,718,944 new weekly cases and 73,807 new deaths, down 15% and 8%, respectively, from previous weeks,” the UN report said. The World Health Organization reports in its latest weekly epidemiological bulletin.
Africa has reported an increase in new cases, while covid-19 cases have dropped in five of the World Health Organization’s six health areas.
Last week there were exactly 65,943 new infections in the WHO African region, for a total of 3,563,825 cases. This is an increase of 25% over the previous week. The region has reported a weekly increase of more than 20% of cases for the second week in a row in the region.
At the same time, despite the low rate, the death toll rose for the third week in a row. More than 1,167 new deaths have been reported on the African continent. This is an increase of 2% over the previous week (8% compared to the global decline).
Most commonly, cases have dropped in five of the six WHO regions. Southeast Asia (-31%) and Europe (-17%) saw the most significant decline in the number of new cases last week. The Americas region and the eastern Mediterranean and western Pacific regions reported similar figures for the previous week.