According to the World Health Organization, the number of newly reported coronavirus infections decreased in the most recent week, continuing a downward worldwide trend that began in August.
In its most recent assessment of the epidemic, the United Nations health agency said Tuesday that there had been 3.1 million additional COVID-19 cases, a 9 percent decrease from the previous week, and around 54,000 fatalities, which was nearly the same as the week before.
According To The World Health Organization
The World Health Organization reported that the number of cases had decreased in all areas of the world, with the exception of Europe, where the number had remained around the same as the prior week.
Cases of COVID-19 decreased by around 43 percent in Africa, statistics show approximately 20 percent both in the Middle East and Asia and by 12 percent in the Americas and Western Pacific during the same period.
The most significant reduction in mortality was observed in Africa, where the number of deaths dropped by about a fourth. According to the World Health Organization, over a third of African nations have successfully vaccinated at least 10% of their people by the end of September. The World Health Organization’s director-general has frequently encouraged affluent countries to hold off on administering booster doses till at least the end of the year. The EMA issued its approval on Monday to EU nations that are giving a third dosage of the Pfizer-BioNTech injection to patients aged 18 and up.
Germany’s health minister has advised people to obtain their flu vaccinations this year in order to avert a spike in hospitalizations as a result of the continuing coronavirus epidemic in the country. According to Jens Spahn, the flu vaccination should be given to vulnerable persons in particular, and Germany has purchased 27 million dosages of influenza vaccine for this year.
Following recommendations from Germany’s independent vaccination commission, it has been determined that injections against the flu and the coronavirus can be given simultaneously. Germany has consistently poor influenza vaccination rates as compared to other industrialized nations, and it is also behind the curve in Europe when it relates to the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to official statistics, 64.8 percent of the population has received a complete vaccination against the coronavirus. In order to achieve this, the administration claims it would strive for a rate of 75 percent. The Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s disease-control organization, reported 11,547 fresh confirmed COVID-19 infections and 76 fatalities on Monday, according to the Robert Koch Institute. Since the beginning of the outbreak, nearly 94,000 individuals have died as a result of the coronavirus infection.
A third vaccination dosage for those over the age of 70 has been approved by Spain’s Public Health Commission, provided that six months have elapsed since their last vaccination. Spain has provided two doses to more than 36 million individuals, with immunization rates among those over the age of 70 exceeding 98 percent. After the European Union’s pharmaceuticals regulator recommended the use of booster injections in adults, the government took the initiative. According to the European Medicines Agency, the decision was made based on data indicating antibody levels in persons aged 18 and older grow after receiving a further dosage at least 6 months after their previous treatment.