The number of deaths due to corona virus has decreased by 9% in the last week.
More than 20% of new cases of infection were reported in America and West Asia.
In Europe, the number of people who lost their lives due to this infection was reported to be less than 15 percent.
New Delhi. Sequencing of nearly 99 percent of coronaviruses reported globally in the past month (July 8 to August 8) showed that all these cases were linked to the Omicron variant. The World Health Organization (WHO) gave this information in its latest weekly bulletin. Along with this, the World Health Agency report also states that all of them are from the ‘ba.5 lineage’ of Omicron, which are growing in different ways. On the other hand, the prevalence of other variants – BA.4, BA.2, BA.2.12.1 – has decreased significantly, and additional mutations of variants associated with the BA.5 lineage have been observed in regions where corona cases growing and not increasing.
The World Health Organization has said it is monitoring the increase in prevalence and variation in key pedigree characteristics. According to the WHO report, the number of deaths due to corona virus has decreased by nine percent in the last one week, while new cases have remained relatively stable. According to a report published by the WHO on Wednesday, between August 1 and August 7, more than 14 thousand patients died of Kovid-19, while about 70 lakh new cases of corona virus infection were reported. The western Pacific saw a 30 percent increase in new infections, while Africa saw a 46 percent decrease in new cases.
In the Americas and West Asia, 20 percent or less of new cases of infection were reported. West Asia recorded a 19 percent increase in infection deaths, while Africa saw a more than 70 percent decrease in the number of deaths. In Europe and America, the number of people who lost their lives due to infection was recorded at less than 15 percent and 10 percent respectively. Similarly, 1445 patients died of corona in Brazil last week, while 1059 in Italy, 1002 in Japan and 654 in Spain lost their lives.
tags: coronavirus, omicron version, WHO
First Published: August 12, 2022, 17:00 IST