Slight growth in infections and deaths from Covid-19 in the world, but with particularly high numbers in Europe. This is the photograph taken from the last weekly report of the World Health Organization, relating to the period 18-24 October. At an international level, compared to the 7 days of the previous survey, “infections grew by 4% to just over 2.9 million. The European Region represented more than half (57%) of new global weekly cases and was ‘the only one to report an increase, “the report reads. “Other regions recorded a decline, the most marked in the African Region (-21%), followed by the Western Pacific Region (-17%). The number of new deaths also grew slightly, by 5% – continues the WHO – with over 49,000 deaths reported “in the last week. “Increases were reported in the European (+ 14%) and Southeast Asia (+ 13%) regions, while the largest reductions in the Western Pacific (-16%), Eastern Mediterranean (-13%) and Africa (11%) regions ) “.
As of 24 October, “over 243 million confirmed cases and over 4.9 million deaths” have been reported worldwide since the pandemic began. (continues)
In Ukraine + 43% infections
In the last week monitored by the WHO, the European Region (179.1 new cases per 100 thousand inhabitants) and the Americas (72.9 / 100 thousand) reported the highest weekly incidence rates per 100 thousand inhabitants. The same two regions recorded the highest weekly incidence of deaths (2.3 and 1.8 per 100 thousand inhabitants, respectively).
The highest numbers of new cases were reported from the United States (512,956 new cases, -12%), the United Kingdom (330,465, + 16%), the Russian Federation (248,956, + 15%), Turkey (196,850 new cases, – 8%) and Ukraine (134,235, + 43%)