In Europe, infections increased by 7% last week.
Coronavirus cases rose in Europe last week for the third consecutive week, and it was the only region with an increase in infections, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported in its regular weekly report.
The UN health agency specifies that the United Kingdom, Russia and Turkey are the ones that had the highest number of infections, while the countries of Africa and the Western Pacific region are the ones that reduced the infections the most.
In Europe, infections increased 7% last week and it is the only region in which a rise was registered, said the report published on Tuesday by the WHO.
The WHO reported that there were about 2.7 million new coronavirus cases and more than 46,000 deaths last week worldwide.”
The agency said there were about 2.7 million new coronavirus cases and more than 46,000 deaths last week worldwide, figures similar to those reported the previous week, the BBC news network reported.
The greatest decline in infections was seen in Africa and the Western Pacific region, where infections decreased by approximately 18% and 16%, respectively.
The number of deaths in Africa also fell by about a quarter, despite severe vaccine shortages on the continent..
Other regions, including the Americas and the Middle East, reported similar figures to the previous week, the WHO said.
For the third week in a row, coronavirus cases increased in Europe, with around 1.3 million new cases”
But for the third week in a row, coronavirus cases rose in Europe, with around 1.3 million new cases. More than half of the countries in the region reported an increase in their coronavirus numbers.
In the past week, Russia repeatedly broke new daily infection records and the number of infections in the UK rose to levels not seen since mid-July.
Although the head of Britain’s National Health Service urged the government to introduce stricter health protocols, including the use of masks and faster vaccination of children, the authorities are against it.
While Russia, which with more than 225,000 deaths has the highest number of deaths in Europe, is struggling to vaccinate its population, but so far only managed to immunize 32% despite the availability of drugs.