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WHO: Recorded increase in the number of cases of infection COVID-19 in the world

WHO: Recorded increase in the number of cases of infection COVID-19 in the world

In the past five weeks, an increase in the number of cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus infection (COVID-19) has been recorded in the world. This is stated in the report of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Last week, 5.7 million cases of COVID-19 infection were detected in the world, which is six percent more than the previous week.

The incidence of a dangerous infection in the world began to decline from March 2022 and began to gain momentum again from the second week of June.

According to experts, the growth is associated with an increase in the global prevalence of highly contagious sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

At the same time, the WHO does not record an increase in mortality rates against the background of the spread of coronavirus strains.

Last week, 9.8 thousand cases of death after infection with coronavirus were detected worldwide. The numbers are unchanged from the previous week.

Regionally, the highest increases in COVID-19 cases were in the Western Pacific (28 percent) and the Middle East (25 percent).

The number of infections decreased by 33 percent in Africa and 1 percent in the Americas, and increased by 5 percent in Southeast Asia and 4 percent in Europe.

Weekly coronavirus deaths increased 78 percent in the Middle East, 23 percent in Southeast Asia, and fell 17 percent in Africa, 10 percent in the Western Pacific, and 1 percent in North, South and Central America . Data for Europe has not changed.

Sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5, which are becoming more common worldwide, are known to be more contagious and spread rapidly, as well as resist vaccine or disease-induced immunity.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported July 13 that sub-options BA.4 and BA.5 account for more than 80 percent of coronavirus infections in the country.

Experts predict that if this trend continues in the fall, a new wave of the epidemic may arise around the world.

WHO Secretary-General Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus announced last week that the COVID-19 outbreak would continue to be classified as a “global health emergency”.

Ghebreyesus pointed out that sub-options of the Omicron variant, BA.4 and BA.5, continue to cause an increase in the number of cases worldwide.

According to the Worldometer website, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 567 million cases of infection with a dangerous infection have been detected in the world, more than 6.387 million people have died due to the consequences of a dangerous infection.