According to the head of the World Health Organization, the number of COVID-19-related deaths worldwide has decreased by approximately 90% since February.
Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus revealed that 9,400 deaths last week were suspected to be related to the coronavirus.
This is less than the 75,000 a week in February.
“We have made great progress, and this is absolutely reason for hope. But we nevertheless urge everyone to exercise caution, he said, speaking at a virtual press conference from the WHO’s headquarters in Geneva.
For a condition that may be prevented and treated, “almost 10,000 deaths a week is 10,000 too many.”
He added that novel variations are still a hazard and that poor countries still fall behind in immunisation rates.
For the week ending Sunday, Who received more than 2.1 million new cases, according to the Associated Press. That represents a 15% decrease from the previous week, and the weekly death toll decreased by 10%.
According to WHO, COVID-19 has so far been connected to 6.5 million fatalities and 629 million illnesses worldwide.
According to Maria Van Kerkhove, the technical lead for COVID-19 at the WHO, surveillance and testing have decreased along with case counts. The coronavirus epidemic, according to her, “remains a pandemic and is still spreading very rampantly over the world.”
The country with the most new cases was Japan, with over 400,000, or 42% more than the week before.