WHO: Covid-19 cases worldwide drops by 10% in September

Alas, Covid-19 cases are dropping again this week.  Globally, the numbers of weekly COVID-19 cases and deaths is in its continued decline since its surges from the different variants especially delta which was known for its increased transmissibility.

The World Health Organization (WHO) weekly epidemiological update are in and the number of new cases and deaths dropped by 10 percent in the past week.

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There are over 3.3 million new cases and over 55 000 new deaths in the span of September 20 – 26. For both new cases and deaths due to Covid-19 virus, it’s a decrease of 10% compared to the previous week.

The decrease in new weekly cases is listed below from the largest decrease to the smallest one:

  • Eastern Mediterranean Region (17%)
  • Western Pacific Region (15%)
  • Region of the Americas (14%)
  • the African Region (12%) 
  • South-East Asia Region (10%)
  • European Region – percentage rate has been steady in this region (similar to the previous week)

WHO Weekly Operational update for Sep 28, 2021

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In the operational on the other hand, they cited highlights of country-level actions and WHO support to countries. Some of the notable ones are:

  • COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to our country, the Philippines (courtesy of COVAX Facility)
  • Appealing or encouraging faith-based organizations and leaders to spread life-saving facts (Country: Lesotho)
  • Developing the “Hospital of Tomorrow” country case (country: Bologna)
  • Supporting the Ministry of Public Health in (country: Lebanon)
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According to the WHO, the global tally, as of 5:31pm CEST, 29 September 2021, the confirmed COVID-19 cases is up to 232,636,622. It includes 4,762,089 deaths, that which were reported to WHO.

On the bright side, a total of 6,136,962,861 vaccine doses have been administered worldwide, as of September 28, 2021. This number is already great but we need it to rise more so that we can all be safe.

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Marel Baluyos
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