In its latest report on the coronavirus-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that the COVID-19 cases continue falling worldwide, except in America and Africa.
In the report, the organization reveals that nearly 3.5 million new cases and more than 25,000 deaths were identified, which represents decreases of 12% and 25%, respectively.
He also reported that this downward trend in coronavirus cases began to appear since March, but stressed that some countries have dismantled their massive testing and supervision programs, making it difficult to keep an accurate record of cases.
America and Africa present increase in cases of COVID-19: WHO
On the other hand, the organization indicated that a increase in cases in two regions, first in America with 14% and in Africa, with 12%. While cases remain stable in the Western Pacific and decreased in the rest of the world.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director of the World Health Organizationindicated in a press conference that the cases of coronaviruses are increasing in more than 50 countriesso the virus is still quite active.
It also revealed that the variants of the coronavirus, such as omicron, cause a rebound in outbreaks in some countries, so it is necessary to remain alert and with the corresponding sanitary measures.
“Relatively high rates of population immunity prevented a spike in hospitalizations and deaths. This is not guaranteed in places where vaccination levels are low,” Tedros said, noting that only 16% of people in poor countries are immunized against the coronavirus.
Deaths from COVID-19 in the world
official reports reported more than 5.4 million deaths from COVID-19 in the world, however the new WHO report estimates that the real figure is almost triple, with 14.9 million deaths related to the coronavirus, a figure that could increase after the cases of COVID-19 that increase in America and Africa.
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