The global morbidity and mortality rate from COVID-19 has reached a plateau, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference.
“The decline is in all regions, including the Americas (North and South) and Europe. However, this is an unacceptably high plateau level when last week (in the world) there were over 5.4 million cases of COVID-19 and almost 90 thousand deaths,” he said.
According to the head of the WHO, the situation remains dangerous around the world. In particular, the incidence and mortality of COVID-19 are still growing rapidly in Southeast Asia. In addition, in every region of the world, there are countries where the infection rate is still creeping up. In particular, WHO is closely monitoring the situation in India, where the B. 1.617 strain was identified. The organization’s experts decided that this variant of the virus is of concern at the global level.