Coronavirus infections have risen by 23% in the Americas in the past week, causing health officials throughout the world to issue an alert as the Christmas season approaches. Global health professionals have warned that this might be a “window into the future” for the Americas following comparable rises in Europe.
WHO: Increase In Covid In Europe May Be A ‘Window Into The Future’
Pan American Health Organization chief Carissa F. Etienne told a conference on Wednesday that they have seen time and time again how Europe’s infection patterns are replicated in the Americas.
For us, this is a wake-up call since our region is now much more susceptible than it was before the emergence of the future.WHO President Margaret Chan cautioned against complacency on the same day, citing concern that persons who had been immunized against Ebola would feel safe and secure, believing that immunizations had ended the outbreak.
Although Europe has re-emerged as the epicenter of the pandemic, WHO Director-General TedrosAdhanomGhebreyesus asserts that no country or region has yet emerged unscathed. According to the World Health Organization, over 60% of all coronavirus deaths in Europe happened between November 15 and November 21. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported an 11% rise in new cases over that period. Countries in Europe have been increasing the number of restrictions and lockdowns to reduce the number of people traveling before the end of the year holidays. According to the Pan American Health Organization, Canada’s Yukon and Northwest territories have seen a two- to three-fold surge in new illnesses over the previous week.
According to The Washington Post’s monitoring, the number of new daily reported cases in the United States has risen by 8 percent in the last week, while the number of deaths has risen by 9 percent. Hospitalizations have risen by an average of 6% throughout that time period. The situation in certain parts of the nation is dire. Michigan has the most significant number of covid hospitalizations in the United States, with unvaccinated covid-19 patients overwhelming emergency departments. Despite the state’s best efforts, it is nearing its limit.
New confirmed cases in Canada have increased by 5 percent in the previous two weeks, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering, Our World in Data reports. Regardless of whether or not one has gotten a vaccination, health professionals emphasized the need for continuing mitigation measures, including mask usage, social distance, and staying away from big gatherings during the Thanksgiving night briefing.
As of November 19, over three-quarters of the country’s total population had got all of their vaccines, according to the official dashboard. There has been an increase in the number of cases in several countries in South America, with Bolivia and Paraguay reporting the most significant increases. New infections have fallen only in Central America, where they were down by one-third.
When compared to the previous 14 days, the number of new confirmed cases in Bolivia has increased by 50%, according to the data compiled by Our World in Data. According to the Pan American Health Organization, the Bolivian department of Santa Cruz, which encompasses the city of the same name and is the country’s most populated district, has seen a 400 percent spike in instances since the anti-money laundering law passed in August.