The WHO names the regions with the largest increase in COVID-19

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To WHO named the regions with the largest increase in COVID-19

Most of the incidence fell in the African region (by 21%) and in the western part of the Pacific region (by 17%).

Europe remains the only continent in the world where the number of cases of coronavirus is growing.According to the WHO, a 4% increase in global new cases of COVID-19 infection was detected in the week from 18 to 24 October. At the same time, most (57%) of new cases of coronavirus were detected in Europe. She became the only part of the world where experts noted an increase in the incidence compared to last week.

In other regions, a decrease in weekly cases of COVID-19 was recorded. As in last week, the incidence fell most of all in the African region (by 21%) and in the western part of the Pacific region (by 17%).

In total, more than 2.9 million new cases of COVID-19 infection.

The organization also noted that the global number of deaths from the disease increased by 5% compared to last week. The increases were recorded in the European region (by 14%) and in Southeast Asia (by 13%). Most of all, mortality fell in the western part of the Pacific region (by 16%), in the eastern Mediterranean (by 13%) and in the African region (by 11%).

In total, 49 thousand deaths were recorded in a week. throughout the world.

Over the entire period of the pandemic in the world, more than 243 million cases of coronavirus infection and more than 4.9 million deaths from the consequences of infection were detected.

Previously, the expert of the WHO Bureau in Ukraine Vusala Allakhverdiyeva told how to achieve the goal of 40% of the population vaccinated against coronavirus by the end of 2021. According to her, for this it is necessary to increase the rate of vaccination, but not to forget about the priority group of people.

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