The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a worldwide decline in new COVID-19 cases and deaths on Tuesday. The largest declines were in the Middle East, the Western Pacific and the Americas.
The latest: The agency affirmed that there had been about 3.3 million new infections and about 55 thousand deaths in the last week in the world, which represents a decrease of 10% in both cases.
- Brazil followed the US in terms of reported maximums, with more than 247 thousand new cases.
- Other data on vaccines show that almost 50% of the world’s population has received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, with some 6.2 billion doses administered, representing an average of just over 26 million injections. up to date.
- The WHO reported a vaccination disparity between rich nations and low- and middle-income countries.
The data: The number of cases in the US fell by almost 31%, although the case count was the highest among all countries, with more than 765 thousand infected. To date, more than 43 million cases of COVID-19 have been registered in the US.
- The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world has exceeded 231 million and deaths have exceeded 4.7 million, according to WHO data.
- WHO added that all regions reported declines, except Europe and Africa, which recorded increases of 15% and 5%, respectively.
- Meanwhile, COVID-19-related deaths in Asia fell by almost 25%.
- About 2.3% of residents in low- and middle-income countries have received at least one dose.
Main source of the news: The Hill