Europe reported a 5% increase in deaths from COVID-19 in the last week, while in the rest of the continents the number of deaths remained stable or decreased, according to the latest epidemiological report from the World Health Organization (WHO), published this Wednesday.
In America, deaths from this cause fell by 3%, in the western Pacific region -which includes China- 5% and in the eastern Mediterranean 14%.
In South and East Asia – which includes India – deaths in the context of the pandemic increased by 1%, and by 3% in Africa.
Globally there were 50,000 additional deaths, according to the notifications of all the countries that the WHO receives, a figure that remained stable.
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The number of infections increased by 6% globally. By region, the increase was 8% in Europe and America, while there was a 33% fewer cases reported from Africa.
The number of infections worldwide rises to 252 million in 23 months since the virus began to circulate intensely in China.
In Europe, the incidence of cases per 100,000 inhabitants was much higher (230) than in any other region. In America it was 74 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
The countries with the most cases in the last week were United States, Russia, Germany, United Kingdom and Turkey.
This Wednesday, Germany and Norway registered maximum numbers of coronavirus infections, with 52,826 and 2,552 cases in the last 24 hours, respectively. What’s more, Russia reported 36,626 new infections.
(With information from EFE)