Among the cumulative cases since the beginning of the pandemic, there are more than 152 million COVID-19 cases and nearly 3.2 million deaths.
Weekly cases Coronavirus disease According to data since mid-February, on the earth, which has not stopped growing since mid-February, compared with the previous week, the earth fell for the first time last week, and India and Brazil accounted for half of it. World Health Organization (WHO).
In the past 7 days, the number of infections per week was 5.69 million. During the week from April 19 to 25, the number of infections was 5.73 million. After an increase of one and a half months, the overall number of cases showed a downward trend.
Faced with the halt of infection, the number of deaths in the past week (93,000) is still higher than the previous week’s 88,000, and is close to the record number in January. 100,000 deaths COVID-19 once a week.
In the accumulation since the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 cases The death toll exceeded 152 million and the death toll was close to 3.2 million.
In India, the weekly cases have exceeded 400,000 and continue to break Daily infectious disease (Although the number is not growing as fast as a week ago), the WHO is still assisting in the distribution of equipment such as oxygen concentrators and mobile hospitals.
Tedros added that given the poor condition of the Indian health network, this prevented many patients from being hospitalized. Therefore, WHO An information campaign has been launched on how to care for patients who cannot be admitted at home.
On the other hand, Tedros emphasized that the COVAX plan of pharmaceutical companies to distribute vaccines around the world Modern It has agreed to donate 500 million doses of vaccine, and has distributed approximately 50 million vaccines in more than 120 countries, although “it continues to face supply problems.”
The head of WHO emphasized COVAX and Other initiatives to develop vaccines, treatments and diagnosis this year will still require US$19 billion, and may require US$3.5-45 billion to continue vaccination in 2022.
In this sense, Tedros promised that the G7 member countries that will hold a leaders’ summit next month “can mobilize a large part of these funds and work to accelerate vaccination on a global scale.”