The World Health Organization reports a decrease in the incidence of COVID-19. But this is in general on the planet, and in Europe there is growth.
Over the past week, from October 11 to 17, only in Europe, an increase in cases of coronavirus was recorded, according to the WHO epidemiological bulletin. The rest of the regions reported a decrease in the number of new cases of COVID, TASS reports today.
If in Europe the increase in incidence was 7%, and the number of deaths increased by 4%, then a decrease in the incidence was noted in Southeast Asia (by 19%), the West Pacific region (16%), and Africa (25%).
In total, in the world during this weekly period, 2,763,957 infected and 46,140 deaths were detected. The US continues to lead the sad list with 582,707 new infections. In the UK, this figure is 283,756 people, and in third place is Russia, with 217,322 new cases.
As of October 19, the WHO reports, since the beginning of the pandemic, 240,940,937 cases of infection, 4,903,911 deaths have been registered in the world. Over the past day – 325,875 infected and 5201 deaths.
In 196 countries the strain “Alpha” is rampant, “Delta” – in 193 states, “Beta” – in 145, “Gamma” – in 99.