Coronavirus [COVID-19] – WHOPublic Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)

Coronavirus [COVID-19] – WHO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)


Weekly Epidemiological and Operational updates
Last update: 3 Dec 2021
Confirmed cases :: 263 563 622 [259 502 031 week ago]
Confirmed deaths :: 5 232 562 [5 183 003 week ago]
Vaccine doses administered: 7 864 123 038 [7 702 859 718 week ago]



Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 – 30 November 2021
Globally, weekly COVID-19 case incidence plateaued this week, with nearly 3.8 million confirmed new cases reported during the week of 22-28 November 2021, similar to the previous week’s figures. However, new weekly cases increased in three of the six WHO regions. While global weekly deaths decreased by 10% in the past seven days as compared to the previous week, with over 47 500 new deaths reported, an increase in weekly deaths was reported in two of the six regions. As of 28 November, over 260 million confirmed cases and nearly 5.2 million deaths have been reported globally.

In this edition, we provide:
-Details on the newly designated SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern (VOC) Omicron (B.1.1.529)
-Updates on the geographic distribution of VOCs
-A summary of phenotypic characteristics (transmissibility, disease severity, risk of reinfection, and impacts on diagnostics and vaccine performance) of VOCs based on available studies.