The previous week had the bottom variety of international Covid-19 instances and deaths since February, in keeping with the World Well being Group’s Covid-19 Weekly Epidemiological Replace revealed Tuesday.
Circumstances and deaths proceed to lower, with greater than 2.5 million new instances and greater than 64,000 deaths prior to now week, the report says, a 6% lower for instances and a 12% lower for deaths in comparison with final week.
“Whereas the variety of instances reported globally now exceeds 177 million, final week noticed the bottom weekly case incidence since February 2021,” the replace says.
The Southeast Asian and European areas reported a decline within the variety of new instances, the Americas and Western Pacific areas reported case numbers much like the earlier week and the African area recorded a “marked improve,” WHO mentioned.
Whereas international mortality stays excessive with over 9,000 deaths reported every day over the previous week, all areas excluding the Jap Mediterranean and African Areas had a lower within the variety of new deaths reported prior to now week.
Brazil reported the very best variety of new instances, adopted by India, Colombia, Argentina and the Russian Federation.
In line with WHO’s replace, the Alpha variant is now in 170 international locations, Beta in 119, Gamma in 71 and Delta in 85. Alpha was reported in seven new international locations prior to now week, Beta in 4, Gamma in three and Delta in six.