Pandemic slows for fourth week

The coronavirus pandemic continued to slow down for a fourth week in a row around the world.

Here is the global state of play based on an AFP database.

Slowing down

The number of new daily cases dropped globally by eight percent last week to 510,000, according to an AFP tally to Thursday.

However, the only reflect a fraction of the actual number of infections, with varying counting practices and levels of testing in different countries.

Improvement almost everywhere

The situation improved in many regions of the world, with 32 percent fewer cases in Africa, 25 percent fewer in the United States and Canada, 21 percent fewer in the Middle East. Cases were down seven percent in Asia and two percent in Oceania.

But the situation deteriorated in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a 33 percent increase, largely due to a catch-up in figures in Brazil, and with a slight four percent increase in Europe.

Biggest spikes

Singapore was the country where the epidemic picked up most speed with 129 percent more daily cases. Romania followed with 75 percent more, Ukraine 58 percent more and Syria and Turkey with 23 percent more each.

Biggest drops

At the other end of the spectrum, Botswana saw 51 percent fewer cases this week, followed by Japan (50 percent less), Sri Lanka (43 percent down), South Africa (39 percent down) and Azerbaijan (38 percent down).

US has most infections

The US remained by far the country with the biggest number of new cases, with 126,000 per day, nevertheless that is a decrease of 26 percent. Next worst was the United Kingdom with 32,400 cases, a 10 percent increase, and Turkey (31,200), a 23 percent increase).

On a per capita basis the country that recorded the most new cases over the week was Serbia with 653 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), followed by Mongolia (630) and Cuba (496).

… And most deaths

The US also mourned the biggest number of deaths with 2,041 per day. It was followed by Russia (801), which on Friday marked a new daily record of 828 deaths, and Mexico (542).

At a global level the number of daily deaths decreased by nine percent to 8,384.

Vaccinations

With its homegrown three-dose vaccines, Cuba led the vaccination race this week among countries with more than one million inhabitants, inoculating 2.69 percent of its population every day.

Cambodia (1.46 percent) and Iran (1.36 percent) completed the podium.

Even though they are vaccinating more slowly, the United Arab Emirates has the most advanced vaccination drive, having administered 199 doses per 100 inhabitants. Uruguay follows with 176 and then Israel on 171.



© 2021 AFP

Citation: Pandemic slows for fourth week (2021, September 24) retrieved 3 October 2021 from https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-09-pandemic-fourth-week.html

This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.

Note: This article have been indexed to our site. We do not claim legitimacy, ownership or copyright of any of the content above. To see the article at original source Click Here

Related Posts
Telehealth summit debrief: Staffing shortages, wider acceptance, but expansion barriers thumbnail

Telehealth summit debrief: Staffing shortages, wider acceptance, but expansion barriers

Telemedicine technology and services vendor Avel eCare recently launched its inaugural annual Customer Forum and Innovation Summit focused on driving innovation in virtual care. This first event featured healthcare leaders from across the country and took place in Nashville. Topics included the workforce shortage and burnout, increasing access to telebehavioral health, expanding critical and emergency care
Read More
One dead in fire at building in Ottawa's south end thumbnail

One dead in fire at building in Ottawa’s south end

Published Apr 02, 2023  •  Last updated Apr 02, 2023  •  3 minute read Ottawa Fire Services at scene of fatal fire on First Line Rd. Sunday, April 2, 2023. Photo by Ashley Fraser /POSTMEDIA Cory Hilliard had just headed to bed early Sunday morning after watching a late movie with his girlfriend and adult
Read More
5 Fields Shaping the Future of Law Practice thumbnail

5 Fields Shaping the Future of Law Practice

Experience holistic development through internships, immersive experiences, and research opportunities. Here's a sneak peek into the thrilling realm of specialised courses that redefine the future of legal education: Master the art of navigating the dynamic business landscape! From mergers to regulatory compliance, delve into internal governance and emerge as a corporate powerhouse. 1. Corporate lawBeyond
Read More
USDA Celebrates Inaugural National Biobased Products Day thumbnail

USDA Celebrates Inaugural National Biobased Products Day

Department Also Announces BioPreferred® Program “Excellence in Procurement” Award Winners for 2022 WASHINGTON, March 8, 2023 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today kicked off the inaugural National Biobased Products Day and highlighted the accomplishments of people and organizations working to improve sustainability within the federal government. “By designating March 8 as National Biobased
Read More
USDA Invests $1.4 Billion to Support Local Businesses, Create Good-Paying Jobs and Strengthen the Economy in Rural America thumbnail

USDA Invests $1.4 Billion to Support Local Businesses, Create Good-Paying Jobs and Strengthen the Economy in Rural America

Investments support the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to build back better in rural America WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2022 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the Department is investing $1.4 billion to help a diverse rural America keep resources and wealth right at home (PDF, 383 KB) through job training, business…
Read More
Index Of News
Total
0
Share