LONDON , Wednesday's World Health Organization report showed that the number of coronavirus-related deaths in Europe rose 10% over the week. This makes it the only region in the world where both COVID-19 deaths and cases are increasing steadily. This was the sixth consecutive week in which the virus has increased across Europe.
The U.N. reported that there were approximately 3.1 million new pandemic cases worldwide in its weekly report. This is a slight increase of 1% from the previous week. Nearly two-thirds (1.9 million) of coronavirus cases were found in Europe where the number of cases increased by 7%.
The United States, Russia and Britain were home to the greatest number of new cases in the world. Turkey, Turkey, Germany, Britain, Turkey, and Turkey accounted for the majority. Worldwide, the number of COVID-19-related deaths per week fell by approximately 4% and decreased in all regions except Europe.
WHO reported that the number of new cases per week fell by 5% in the Americas and that deaths decreased by 14%. The highest numbers were reported from the United States.
Pfizer, a pharmaceutical company, asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday to approve booster shots of coronavirus vaccinations for all adults. WHO has asked countries to stop giving more boosters before the end of the year. Currently, 60 countries have started using them.
COVID-19-related deaths in Africa and Southeast Asia declined by around a third despite the absence of vaccines.
Hans Kluge, WHO's Europe director, stated last week that Europe was "back at the epicenter" of the pandemic. He warned that the region could experience another 500,000 deaths if COVID-19 is not stopped.