Posted: 06/16/2022 (Last update: 06/16/2022 Time: 20:06)
After five weeks of declining deaths from the Bethlehem-deer-corona virus, the number rose 4 percent worldwide last week, according to the World Health Organization.
In its weekly assessment of the epidemic released on Thursday, the organization reported 8,700 deaths from “Govt 19” last week, up 21 percent in the United States and 17 percent in the western Pacific.
The World Health Organization added that the number of cases of corona virus infection continued to decline, with about 3.2 million new cases reported last week, exacerbating the decline in infections from its peak last January.
However, there has been a significant spike in infection in some regions, with an increase of 58 and 33 percent in Middle East and Southeast Asia, respectively.
WHO Director-General Tetros Adanom Caprias said earlier this week: “We know that this number is not being adequately reported because many countries have reduced surveillance and testing. The world community is not currently accepting deaths caused by the virus. Vaccines, drugs and diagnoses are needed to prevent the spread of the virus.”
While many rich countries in Europe and North America have relinquished most of their restrictions on the virus, China’s strict viral policies mean greater mass testing and isolation and the isolation of anyone in contact with infected people.
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