Virus flares up around the globe, but no longer progresses in Canada
The Covid 19 virus continues to progress this week around the world, driven by the outbreak in the Middle East, Europe and Asia: here are the weekly developments, from a database of the AFP.
For the statistics by country, the analysis is limited to those of at least 500 000 inhabitants whose incidence rate exceeds 50 weekly cases per 100 000 inhabitants.more than 3 million contaminations recorded each day in the world, the indicator increases again this week (+8% compared to the previous week), but less strongly than the previous weeks, according to a report of the AFP stopped on Thursday.the Middle East (+70%) of holds the most new contaminations.
They have also increased to a lesser extent in Europe (+20%), Asia (+19%) and in Latin America/Caribbean (+8%).the United States/Canada (-22%) and Africa (-13%), where the highly contagious Omicron variant struck first, are seeing their situation improve, as is Oceania (-25%). A worrying figure is that of the Solomon Islands which recorded the biggest acceleration of the week (+1.172% compared to the previous week, 100 new daily cases).
The archipelago and its 700 000 inhabitants were relatively preserved from the COVID-19, with only 24 cases recorded during the first two years of the pandemic (2020 and 2021). Will the Pacific suffer from the virus? followed by Armenia (+253%, 1,300), Kosovo (+172%, 3,200), Iran (162%, 8,200) and Libya (+157%, 2,100).
-Ireland is for the second week in a row the country with the largest weekly decrease (-45%, 5,200), ahead of Suriname (-42%, 600), Guyana (-41%, 600), Jamaica (-40%, 800) and the Dominican Republic (-40%, 3,600).
The United States remains by far the country with the highest number of new infections in absolute terms this week (591,300 daily cases, -21%), ahead of France (360,300, +7%) and India (307,500, +13%)
As a proportion of the population, the country with the highest number of new cases this week is Denmark (5. In proportion to the population, the country with the highest number of new cases this week is Denmark (5,461 per 100,000 inhabitants), ahead of Slovenia (4,182), Portugal (3,765), France (3,736) and Belgium (3,142).Globally, the number of daily deaths has increased significantly for the third consecutive week (+20%), to 9,050 deaths per day.
The United States has the highest number of daily deaths in absolute terms, 2,604 per day this week, ahead of Russia (673) and India (572). As a proportion of population, the country with the most deaths in the past week is Bosnia and Herzegovina (8.9 deaths per 100,000 population), ahead of Croatia (7.9), Bulgaria and Trinidad and Tobago (both 7.3), and Montenegro (7.2).