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WHO records a spike in Covid-19 cases again

| 24.3.22 |
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WHO records a spike in Covid-19 cases again

 The whole world hopes that the Covid-19 pandemic will end in 2022. Moreover, the provision of vaccines has been carried out, even a number of countries have also stated that if they have entered the endemic phase, they are ready to face the new normal era. But apparently, in a number of countries, especially parts of Asia and Western Europe, the WHO noted that a spike in Covid-19 cases had occurred again. 

"This increase comes despite a reduction in testing in some countries, which means the cases we are seeing are just the tip of the iceberg," WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, said at a press conference Wednesday (16/3/2022). The spike in cases occurred in areas where transmission prevention measures had been lifted. In addition, countries with low vaccination rates are also proven to still experience a high spike in cases. "This increase comes despite a reduction in testing in some countries, which means the cases we are seeing are just the tip of the iceberg," WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, said at a press conference Wednesday (16/3/2022). As a result, local outbreaks and spikes in Covid-19 cases are likely, especially in areas where measures to prevent transmission have been lifted, he said. 

And mortality rates remain high in many countries, especially countries with low vaccination rates. "Every country faces a different situation with different challenges, but the pandemic is not over. I repeat, the pandemic is not over," Tedros said, quoted from WebMD, Monday (21/3/2022).
The UK and China have seen large spikes in cases. A 46% increase in reported Covid-19 cases in the UK and a spike in the number of cases in China. Worldwide, weekly Covid-19 cases are up 8%, the WHO announced, despite a significant drop in testing for Covid-19. 

“Given these reports, we have to be very careful. We need to watch this very carefully, and we need to focus on getting the right vaccinations for the most vulnerable," said Michael Ryan, MD, executive director of the WHO's Health Emergencies Program.


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