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WHO Warns of Worrying Increase in Corona Infection Rate


Wed 27 Oct 2021 | 03:46 PM
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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that health authorities in various countries across the planet recorded more than 2.9 million new infections with the Coronavirus  around the world during the past week, while more than 49,000 people died of the deadly virus.

The UN organization issued a statement that said that the number of new infections increased by 4% over the last seven days, while the number of deaths increased by 5%.

According to the WHO's weekly update on the COVID-19 pandemic, "during the week of October 18 to 24, 2021, the global number of new cases increased slightly (4%) compared to the previous week with just over 2.9 million new cases, and the European region represented more than half of the new weekly cases, over the course of that week, recorded an 18% increase in infection, while it decreased in five other regions.

The largest decrease in new cases was documented in Africa with 21% and the Western Pacific by 17%, the death rate increased by 5% globally over the past seven days.

At the same time, the number of deaths decreased significantly in the Western Pacific by 16% and the eastern Mediterranean by 13%, and Africa by 11%.

According to the document – published by the Russian TASS news agency - the rapid spread of the delta variant of the Coronavirus has continued over the past three months in some parts of the globe.

WHO reported that in almost all countries where infections caused by the Delta strain replaced all other mutations and quickly became the dominant circulating variant, and specialists also classify Beta, Alpha, and Gamma variants.