COVID-19 cases hit 1st 'substantial decline' in months, WHO reports

All regions worldwide reported declines in new infections compared to the prior week, according to the WHO’s latest COVID-19 weekly epidemiological update, released Sept. 14. sin embargo, the U.S., REINO UNIDO., India, Iran and Turkey contributed the highest numbers of new reported cases. New reported deaths worldwide also declined over the prior week, a 62,000 fatalities, though Africa reported a 7% increase in weekly deaths.

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The highly transmissible delta variant, dominant in the U.S., was detected in six additional countries over the prior week, pushing the total to 180 los paises.

Children and adolescents infected with COVID-19 typically face milder courses of disease, however more research is needed to determine if the delta variant and other variants will alter the disease severity, WHO noted. As of Sept. 6, deaths in age groups under 24 comprised 0.6% of all COVID-related deaths reported worldwide. Younger age groups can experience lingering symptoms after infection, or so-calledlong COVID,” however ongoing research is looking into its frequency and characteristics, as well as a rare, COVID-related inflammatory condition in children, according to the WHO.

Por lo menos 42% of the global population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and nearly 32 million doses are administered each day, per the latest figures from Our World in Data, whereas 74% of all Americans ages 12 and up, or eligible for vaccine, have received at least one dose, con más de 63% fully vaccinated, de acuerdo con la Centros de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades).

Over the last week the head of the World Health Organization, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, called on rich countries with large supplies of coronavirus vacunas to refrain from offering booster shots through the end of the year, expanding a call that has largely fallen on deaf ears. The pandemic will not end until enough vaccine reaches the global population, the agency has long reiterated, aiming to see 70% of populations vaccinated in all countries by mid-2022.

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