COVID-19 epidemic declines worldwide
Cases of COVID-19 have decreased by 11% compared to the previous seven days, and the number of deaths by 18%, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, 28 September.
About 3 million people worldwide were infected with the coronavirus last week and about 9,000 people died. According to its weekly bulletin, “from September 19 to 25, the number of new cases decreased by 11% compared to the previous week and the number of deaths by 18%.” During these seven days, 3,005,341 people were reported infected and 8,901 deaths were reported to WHO.
Significant declines were recorded in Africa (down 33%), the Western Pacific (down 19%), the Americas (down 15%), and Southeast Asia (down 11%). Deaths decreased significantly in Africa (down 34%), Europe (down 26%), and the Eastern Mediterranean (down 26%).
According to WHO, Japan reported the highest number of infections in one week with 535,502 cases. They are followed by the United States (361,599), Russia (353,826), China (292,476) and Germany (249,144). The United States had the highest number of deaths in seven days at 2,484. This was followed by Russia (712), Japan (659), China (497) and Brazil (450), according to the newsletter.
As of September 28, WHO had reported 613,410,796 people infected with the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic and 6,518,749 deaths.
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