The World Health Organization stated that the number of new COVID-19 cases continued to decline last week, with 3.6 million new cases recorded globally, down from 4 million new infections the previous week. Last week, the reduction was the first significant drop in more than two months, with COVID-19 instances dropping in every global area. In its most recent pandemic update, issued on Tuesday, WHO reported significant declines in cases in two regions: the Middle East (down 22 percent) and Southeast Asia (down 16 percent).
According to the United Nations, there were slightly under 60,000 fatalities in the previous week, a 7 per cent decrease. According to the study, whereas Southeast Asia recorded a 30 per cent drop in COVID-19 fatalities, the Western Pacific area reported a 7 per cent increase.
The United States, India, the United Kingdom, Turkey, and the Philippines had the highest number of coronavirus cases. According to WHO, the faster-spreading delta variation has already been identified in 185 nations and is prevalent in every region of the planet. The agency also amended its list of variations of interest, or those it feels have the potential to create large outbreaks; WHO said it is watching the lambda and mu variants, both of which emerged in Latin America but have yet to produce major epidemics. According to WHO, the delta form has become the prevalent virus in all countries where it is spreading.
In other news, the World Health Organization chief thanked Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya as India announced its resolve to restart the export and donation of surplus vaccinations beginning next month. As a tidal wave of illnesses overtook the country, India – which has earned the moniker of pharmacy of the world and is the largest manufacturer of vaccines worldwide – halted vaccine exports in April to focus on inoculating its people.