The COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Replace, launched this week, stated over 3.3 million new instances and over 55,000 new deaths had been reported world wide throughout the week of September 20-26, 2021, a lower of 10 per cent as in comparison with the earlier week for each instances and deaths.
Globally, the numbers of weekly COVID-19 instances and deaths continued to say no, it stated.
The biggest lower in new weekly instances was reported from the Jap Mediterranean Area (17 per cent), adopted by the Western Pacific Area (15 per cent), the Area of the Americas (14 per cent), the African Area (12 per cent) and the South-East Asia Area (10 per cent); whereas weekly instances within the European Area had been much like the earlier week.
The variety of new weekly deaths reported confirmed an over 15 per cent decline for all areas apart from the European Area and the African Area. The biggest decline in weekly deaths was reported from the Western Pacific Area, with a 24 per cent decline as in comparison with the earlier week.
Globally, the cumulative variety of confirmed COVID-19 instances now stand at over 231 million and the cumulative variety of deaths is greater than 4.7 million. Around the globe, instances of the Alpha variant have been reported in 193 international locations, territories or areas, whereas 142 international locations have reported instances of the Beta variant and 96 international locations have reported instances of the Gamma variant. The Delta variant has been reported in 187 international locations, throughout all six WHO areas as of September 28.
The WHO replace stated that the best numbers of latest instances had been reported from the US (765,827 new instances; 31 per cent lower), Brazil (247,397 new instances; 135 per cent enhance as a consequence of adjustments in reporting), the UK (230,494 new instances; 14 per cent enhance), India (204,582 new instances; much like earlier week), and Turkey (192,778 new instances; much like earlier week), whereas the best numbers of latest deaths had been from the US (14,842 new deaths, a 17 per cent lower), Russia (5,469 new deaths, much like the earlier week), Mexico (3,689 new deaths, a 13 per cent enhance), Brazil (3,727 new deaths, a ten per cent enhance), and Iran (2,967 new deaths, a 23 per cent lower) respectively.
Within the South-East Asian Area, each case and demise incidence have declined for the previous two months. Prior to now week, over 344,000 new instances and 5,200 new deaths had been reported, decreases of 10 per cent and 20 per cent respectively as in comparison with the earlier week.
This week, the best numbers of latest instances had been reported from India (204,582 new instances; 14.8 new instances per 100,000; much like final week’s figures), Thailand (85,143 new instances; 122.0 new instances per 100,000; a ten per cent lower), and Indonesia (17,250 new instances; 6.3 new instances per 100,000; a 26 per cent lower).
Seven of the ten international locations within the South-East Asian Area reported a decline in weekly deaths, with notable decreases reported from Nepal (by 38 per cent) and Indonesia (by 37 per cent). Bhutan didn’t report any new deaths.
The very best numbers of latest deaths had been reported from India (2,080 new deaths), Indonesia (999 new deaths) and Thailand (905 new deaths), it stated.