According to the WHO, the death rate decreased by 7%.
More than 3.5 million cases of coronavirus infection and more than 78 thousand deaths were registered last week in the world. Compared to the previous seven days, the morbidity rate decreased by 15%, the mortality rate – by 7%, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Wednesday night.
“During the past week, the number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths continued to decline: more than 3.5 million infected people and more than 78,000 deaths were reported, which is 15% and 7% less, respectively, compared to the previous week,” the WHO noted in its weekly epidemiological bulletin.
From 24 to 30 May, 3,550,456 new infections and 78,667 deaths were reported worldwide. As of May 30, there were a total of 169,604,858 infections and 3,530,837 patient deaths.
The incidence increased last week in Africa (by 22%) and the Western Pacific region (by 6%), while in Europe the number of new infections decreased by 26%, in Southeast Asia-by 24%, in the Americas-by 2%, in the Eastern Mediterranean – by 1%. Mortality increased in Africa (by 11%), but decreased in the Eastern Mediterranean (by 18%), Europe (by 17%), Southeast Asia (by 8%), the Western Pacific (by 2%), and the Americas (by 1%). In Europe, more than 430 thousand people were infected in seven days and more than 11 thousand died. In the Americas, more than 1.1 million new infections and more than 31,000 deaths have been reported. In Southeast Asia, doctors identified more than 1.5 million infected people, and more than 29 thousand people died. In India, the number of infected people increased by more than 1.3 million in a week. This is followed by Brazil (more than 420 thousand people). new cases), Argentina (more than 219 thousand), the United States (more than 153 thousand), Colombia (more than 150 thousand), Iran (more than 69 thousand), Russia (more than 61 thousand), France (more than 60 thousand) Turkey (more than 57 thousand), Nepal (more than 47 thousand), Chile (more than 46 thousand) and Indonesia (more than 39 thousand).