WHO: The number of detected cases of coronavirus infection increased by 8% in a week

The World Health Organization reports an 8% increase in the incidence of COVID-19 in a week.

More than 11 million new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the world in the last 7 days alone, more than 43,000 people have lost the battle for life, the WHO said tonight. With an 8% increase in cases, the number of deaths decreased by 17%. The organization’s weekly newsletter notes:

“After a significant decline observed since the end of January, the number of new cases of COVID-19 increased by 8% in the week from March 7 to March 13. At the same time, mortality continues to decline. Over the past seven days, 17% fewer deaths were recorded than last week. WHO received 11,407,714 reports of infection and 43,097 deaths.”

Compared to the data of the previous week, from February 28 to March 6, an increase in the number of infected was recorded: in the Western Pacific region by 29%, in Africa by 12%, in Europe by 2%. In the remaining three WHO regions, incidence has declined. A significant decrease was recorded in the Eastern Mediterranean – by 24%.

Europe accounts for 44% of all new covid infections globally in a week. An increase in mortality was noted in the Western Pacific region – by 12%. In other regions, a decrease in the number of deaths was recorded – in the Eastern Mediterranean by 49%, Africa by 41%, Europe by 23%, America by 15%.

In terms of the number of new cases of infection, the Republic of Korea leads the way – 2,100,171. It is followed by Vietnam (1,670,627), Germany (1,350,362), the Netherlands (475,290), France (419,632). In terms of the number of deaths per week, the United States is in first place with 9078 people. This is followed by Russia (4530), Brazil (3301), Indonesia (1994), China (1955).

As of the evening of March 15, the World Health Organization received information about 458,479,635 infected and 6,047,653 dead. The number of infected increased per day by 1,413,309, deaths – by 3805, reports TASS.

Speaking of pandemic growth trends coronavirus in European countries, experts name three main reasons: a decrease in immunity from vaccination, a weakening of protective measures, and the contagiousness of Omicron 2.

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