Coronavirus [COVID-19] – WHO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Weekly Epidemiological and Operational updates
Last update: 19 Nov 2021
Confirmed cases :: 255 324 963 [251 788 329 week ago]
Confirmed deaths :: 5 127 696 5 077 907 week ago]
Vaccine doses administered: 7 370 902 499 [7 160 396 495 week ago]
Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 – 16 November 2021
During the week 8 to 14 November 2021, the increasing trend in new global weekly cases continued, with over 3.3 million new cases reported – a 6% increase as compared to the previous week. The Region of the Americas, the European and the Western Pacific Regions all reported increases in new weekly cases as compared to the previous week, while all other regions reported stable or declining trends. Similarly, the European Region reported a 5% increase in new deaths, while the other regions reported stable or declining trends. Globally, just under 50 000 new deaths were reported, similar to the previous week. As of 14 November, over 252 million confirmed cases and over 5 million deaths have been reported.
In this edition, we provide updates on the geographic distribution of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern (VOCs), and summarise phenotypic characteristics (transmissibility, disease severity, risk of reinfection, and impacts on diagnostics and vaccine performance) of VOCs based on available studies.