Drop in Covid-19 cases and deaths: WHO

Oman Wednesday 24/February/2021 14:11 PM
By: Times News Service
Drop in Covid-19 cases and deaths: WHO
Muscat: The World Health Organization (WHO),  has announced that the number of people infected with the Coronavirus in the world decreased last week by 11%, while the number of deaths decreased by 20% compared to the week before.
A statement issued online by Oman News Agency (ONA), said:"The organization stated in the weekly epidemiological bulletin issued today, Wednesday, that a decrease in the number of new infections with the Coronavirus has been recorded for the sixth consecutive week."
The organization said: "The number of cases increased by 2,457,000 during the last week, while 66,359 deaths were recorded. The decrease in the number of cases was specially recorded during the last week in South America and North America by 19%, the Western Pacific region by 9%, Europe by 7%, and the Eastern Mediterranean by 7%. The mortality rate in these areas also decreased by 23%, 6%, 19%, and 3%, respectively, in the same period. The death rate decreased in Africa by 20%, and Southeast Asia by 6%."
"In America, more than 1.6 million people were infected with the Coronavirus during the last week, and more than 34 thousand died. In Europe, more than 939 thousand new cases and more than 24 thousand deaths were recorded. In the eastern Mediterranean, doctors identified more than 181 thousand cases and more than 2.4 thousand people died. " the statement added