COVID-19 cases fell 9% globally last week: WHO

The new cases of COVID-19 fell 9% globally last week, while deaths remained stable, according to the weekly assessment of the pandemic released Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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The agency of UN It said there were 6.5 million cases reported last week, with more than 14,000 deaths. The WHO It said the number of new cases fell 35% in Europe, but rose 20% in the Western Pacific and 5% in Africa. Deaths rose 44% in the Western Pacific and 26% in the Middle East, while falling about 25% in Europe.

The agency has warned that recent monitoring of the COVID-19 it has been compromised by the reduction of tests, reports and other alert systems in the countries. The WHO said the figures COVID-19cthus they are surely being significantly underestimated, which could make it more difficult to detect new worrying variants.

In Britain, the Office for National Statistics reported last week that cases of COVID-19 they fell to 1 in 20 people in England, indicating the latest wave of the virus may have peaked.

Dr Paul Hunter, a professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, said cases of COVID-19 and hospitalizations would continue to fall in the following weeks.

Other experts warned that measures should continue to be taken to prevent COVID-19adding that the health system is still under pressure.

“We are hopeful that the incidence of persistent COVID from this wave is going to be lower than the first and second waves,” said James Naismith, director of the Rosalind Franklin Institute at the University of Oxford. He called for continuing to vaccinate people, although the COVID-19 protocols were abandoned, given the danger of reinfection.

With AP information



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