WHO: New coronavirus infections up 55 percent worldwide in the past week

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported Tuesday that new infections with the corona virus have increased by more than half worldwide in the past week.

The group’s weekly report said COVID-19 cases had “increased significantly by 55%” between Jan. 3 and Jan. 9, while deaths, a lagging indicator, were about flat compared to the previous week.

Cases rose in every region except Africa, although the African region accounted for 84 percent of weekly deaths.

The Southeast Asia region saw the largest increase in weekly deaths, at 418 percent.

There have been 15 million new cases and more than 43,000 new deaths worldwide.

The increase in cases comes after the WHO said on January 6th The world set a record for most confirmed COVID-19 cases with 9.5 million new cases.

The Omicron variant driving the rise is known for its high transmissibility, with a top US infectious disease expert Anthony FauciAnthony FauciOvernight Health Care – Biden officials take heat at Senate hearing Biden health officials lashed out at hearing over confusing pandemic news say it will infect “almost everyone”.

“Omicron, with its exceptional, unparalleled portability efficiency, will eventually find almost everyone,” Fauci said in a Tuesday interview.

‚ÄúThose who were vaccinated and vaccinated and boosted would be exposed. Some, maybe many of them, will get infected, but with some exceptions, very likely to do pretty well as they don’t have hospitalization and death,” he added.

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