The World Health Organization announced that the number of new infections with the Coronavirus in the world decreased by 16%, last week, to nearly 2.7 million cases.
On Tuesday, the UN agency revealed new figures, using data issued until Sunday, stating that the number of registered deaths decreased by 10% compared to the previous week, reaching 81,000 deaths.
Five of the six regions that released data reported a decline in the number of injuries, and the eastern Mediterranean region alone recorded an increase of 7%.
The spread of mutated copies
The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced that “the number of new infections decreased for the fifth week in a row, dropping by about half compared to five million injuries recorded in the fourth week of January.”
He said, “This shows that mere public health measures give results, even in light of the spread of mutated copies of the virus.”
He added, “What matters now is the way in which we will respond to this trend. The fire has not been extinguished, but rather we have reduced its size. If we stop fighting it on any front, it will return with force.”