WHO Announces World Record Of COVID-19 Infections

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday that 9.5 million people have been infected with COVID-19 worldwide in the span of a week, representing a record number throughout the pandemic.

“The last week saw the highest number of COVID-19 cases so far in the pandemic,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday.

The agency also specified that it was a 71% increase in the weekly count of infections, which is equivalent to a “tsunami” of omicron infections that cannot be classified as mild.

“It does not mean that it should be classified as mild. Like the previous variants, omicron is hospitalizing people and killing them, ”said the WHO chief.

The organization also said the count rose to 9,520,488 new cases, during its weekly report. He also noted that there were 41,178 new deaths from COVID-19 in the last week, less than the 44,680 in the previous week.

Children beaten in the United States

Another unfortunate milestone was recorded in the United States. According to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 672 children are hospitalized daily for causes underlying the coronavirus. It is the highest mark throughout the pandemic.

In some hospitals in the country, medical and health personnel warn about complications that occur in emergency rooms, and indicate that approximately 75% of patients are those who manage to leave the intensive care units.

“What we have noticed is that most of the people who come here with COVID are those who are not vaccinated,” he told the Voice of america Mame Diallo, an ICU nurse at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Official estimates indicate that the prevalence of the new strain of the deadly virus, in just seven days, rose from 8% to 95% throughout the country.

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