Geneva (AP)-The number of coronavirus cases detected worldwide dropped for the second consecutive week, according to a report released Wednesday by the World Health Organization, and deaths from COVID-19 also dropped last week. .
In its latest pandemic report, the WHO said there were 9 million cases, a 16% weekly decrease, and more than 26,000 new deaths from COVID-19. The United Nations health agency said confirmed corovirus infections have dropped in all regions of the world.
However, he warns that the reported numbers contain considerable uncertainty as many countries have suspended extensive coronavirus testing, which means many cases are unlikely to go unnoticed.
The World Health Organization says it is also reviewing the Omicron version, which is a recombination of two versions: BA.1 and BA.2, first discovered in the UK in January. According to the World Health Organization, early estimates suggest that recombinant omicron may be approximately 10% more contagious than previous mutations, but more evidence is needed.
The agency continued to warn countries not to abandon their COVID-19 protocols too quickly and predicted that future options could easily spread if surveillance and testing systems were shut down.
The UK said last week that COVID-19 had hit record highs nationwide, with government statistics showing that approximately 1 in 13 people are infected. These numbers came on the same day the UK government threw out the free trial program.
Meanwhile, Chinese authorities conducted more mass tests this week in Shanghai, which remains confined after another influx of infections; The city has recorded more than 90,000 cases, but no one died during the pandemic.
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Despite concerns about growing public frustration and economic impact, China said it was following its strict “zero tolerance” approach, which requires closure, mass scrutiny and mandatory isolation from all suspicious cases and close contact. Following the public outcry, Shanghai authorities said on Wednesday that they would allow some parents to stay at least with children infected with Covid-19, an exception to the policy of isolating those who test positive.