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WHO has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of COVID-19 worldwide.

WHO has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of COVID-19 worldwide.

The incidence of COVID-19 in the world in one month has increased by 80 percent, according to the weekly epidemiological summary of the World Health Organization (WHO).

“Globally, in the past 28 days (July 10 to August 6, 2023), nearly 1.5 million new cases of COVID-19 and more than 2,500 deaths have been reported, an 80 percent increase and 57 percent decrease, respectively, compared with the previous 28 days,” the document says.


The organization clarified that five regions reported a decrease in the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19. An increase in the number of infected is observed in the Western Pacific region.


In total, 44 per cent of countries and territories reported cases during this period (103 out of 234). As of August 6, there have been more than 769 million confirmed cases and more than 6.9 million deaths from COVID-19 worldwide.

On the eve of WHO reported that a new version of COVID-19 EG.5 (“Eris”) is actively spreading around the world. Due to its growth advantage and ability to overcome immune defenses, it can become dominant in some countries or even throughout the world. The new strain now poses a low global health risk.