In a weekly assessment of the pandemic, the United Nations Health Agency said last week there were about 2.7 million new COVID-19 cases worldwide, with more than 46,000 deaths, similar to the number reported last week.
WHO said the two regions with the highest incidence of COVID-19 are Europe and the Americas. Globally, the United States has reported the largest number of new cases, surpassing 580,000, but still showing a decrease of 11%.
The United Kingdom, Russia and Turkey accounted for the largest number of cases in Europe.
The largest reduction in COVID-19 cases was seen in Africa and the Western Pacific, with infections reduced by approximately 18% and 16%, respectively. Despite a serious shortage of vaccines on the African continent, deaths in Africa have also fallen by about a quarter.
However, for the third straight week, coronavirus cases surged in Europe, resulting in approximately 1.3 million new cases. According to WHO, more than half of the countries in the region report an increase in COVID-19. The UK and Russia each reported an increase of about 15% in new cases.
In a statement Wednesday, WHO’s European office stated that a billion coronavirus vaccines are currently being administered throughout the continent, with heterogeneous vaccine intake being “the region’s largest in the fight against COVID-19. “Enemy”.
Last week, Russia repeatedly broke new daily records of COVID-19 cases, and the number of infections in the United Kingdom surged to levels not seen since mid-July.
Russian President Vladimir Putin upheld the Cabinet’s proposal to keep Russian workers home for a week to stop the spread of the virus on Wednesday.
Russian authorities have struggled to vaccinate the public, but skeptical views on the vaccine have resulted in only about 32% of people being immunized despite the availability of the Sputnik V vaccine. The number of deaths from the virus is by far the highest in Europe, with more than 225,000 deaths.
UK National Health Service officials have called on the government to introduce stricter COVID-19 protocols, such as wearing masks and expediting vaccination of children, but politicians have so far blamed them. increase.
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