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Covid-19 deaths around the world continue to decline rapidly. This opinion was expressed on August 31 at the World Health Organization. According to the WHO, the number of new cases and deaths continued to decline almost worldwide. Last week, 4.5 million new cases were reported, down 16% from the week before. The death rate also dropped by 13%, to around 13,500. Mortality rates declined everywhere except in Southeast Asia, where the rate rose by 15%, and in the Western Pacific, by 3%. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned that a more dangerous new variant of COVID-19 could emerge as winter approaches in the Northern Hemisphere. Experts expect a sharp increase in the number of hospitalizations and deaths. He urged everyone to get vaccinated.
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