The World Health Organization (WHO) says statistics showing a global increase in cases of Covid-19 could be a much bigger problem given the declining testing rate, and warned countries to be vigilant against the virus.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said that after more than a month of decline, cases of corona disease worldwide began to rise last week, leading to quarantine in Asia and China's Jilin Province to contain the outbreak. The UNHCR added that a combination of factors had contributed to the uprising, including the highly transmissible strain of omicron and its BA.2 subtype and the abolition of public and social health measures.
"This increase is happening despite the reduction in trials in some countries, which means that what we are seeing is just the tip of the iceberg," Tadros Adhanum, head of the World Health Organization, told reporters. World Health Organization officials said low vaccination rates in some countries, due in part to "huge amounts of misinformation," were also contributing to the increase.
According to Reuters, the number of new cases has increased by 8% worldwide compared to last week, with 11 million new cases and just over 43,000 new feet reported from March 7-13, the first increase since late January.
The largest leap in the western Pacific was the World Health Organization, which includes South Korea and China; Where the incidence of the disease increased by 25 percent and the mortality by 27 percent. Africa saw a 12 percent increase in new cases and a 14 percent increase in mortality, and Europe saw a 2 percent increase in cases, but no jump in mortality. Other regions, including the eastern Mediterranean, reported a decrease in cases, although the region saw a 38 percent increase in deaths from the previous increase.