WHO warns of world record of Covid-19 cases in one week | News

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The World Health Organization (WHO) reported this Wednesday that 21 million new Covid-19 infections registered worldwide last week, a record for that period of time since the start of the pandemic; while the number of deceased remained stable with more than 50,000 deaths.


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The entity specified that in early January the record for positive cases was broken with 9.5 million, while the new Omicron variant accelerated the spread of the disease around the world; He also specified that the statistics of positive cases rose by five percent.

Likewise, the global health agency indicated that the speed of spread of Covid-19 is gradually decreasing; In this sense, he highlighted that only in half of the regions the active foci increased, including the Middle East with an increase of 39 percent.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stressed that “the pandemic may be entering its final phase, but conditions are still right for new variants to emerge, with large areas where people are not vaccinated in countries with rapid transmission. of the virus”.

On the other hand, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) reported more than 8 million new coronavirus infections in the American continent last week, which represents the highest infectious incidence since the start of the disease.

According to the highest representative of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom, if the world population strictly complies with the health measures implemented by each government, and at least 70 percent of people are vaccinated with anticovid doses, it is possible that by the end of of the year the world passes the critical stage of Coivd-19.

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