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Coronavirus [COVID-19] – WHO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Weekly Epidemiological and Operational updates
Last update: 25 Mar 2022
Confirmed cases :: 476 374 234
Confirmed deaths :: 6 108 976
Vaccine doses administered: 10 925 055 390
Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 – 22 March 2022
After a consistent decrease since the end of January 2022, the number of new weekly cases rose for a second consecutive week, with a 7% increase reported during the week of 14 through 20 March 2022, as compared to the previous week. The number of new deaths has continued a decreasing trend (-23% as compared to the previous week). Across the six WHO regions, over 12 million cases and just under 33 000 deaths were reported.
As of 20 March 2022, over 468 million confirmed cases and over 6 million deaths have been reported globally.
At the regional level, the number of new weekly cases increased in the Western Pacific region (+21%), remained stable in the European region, and decreased in the Eastern Mediterranean (-41%), Africa (-33%), South-East Asia (-23%) and Americas (-17%) regions.
In this edition, we provide an update on the geographic distribution of circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs), including the prevalence and summary of current evidence of the Omicron variant. We also provide updates on vaccine effectiveness for the Delta and Omicron variants…