The WHO says Covid-19 infections have fallen everywhere in the world, while coronavirus-linked deaths rose only in the western Pacific and Southeast Asia.
New Covid-19 cases falling globally: WHO
The number of new coronavirus cases and deaths reported globally continues to fall nearly everywhere in what the World Health Organisation has described as a “welcome decline” at a media briefing.
The United Nations health agency said there were 4.5 million new Covid-19 cases reported last week, a 16 per cent drop from the previous week.
Deaths were also down by 13 per cent, with about 13,500 fatalities.
“Now to #COVID19, where we are now seeing a welcome decline in reported deaths globally. However, with colder weather approaching in the northern hemisphere, it’s reasonable to expect an increase in hospitalizations and deaths in the coming months”-@DrTedros— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) August 31, 2022
The WHO said Covid-19 infections dropped everywhere in the world while deaths decreased everywhere except for Southeast Asia, where they climbed by 15 per cent and in the western Pacific, where they rose by three per cent.