Coronavirus [COVID-19] – WHO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)
Weekly Epidemiological and Operational updates
Last update: 29 Apr 2022
Confirmed cases :: 510 270 667
Confirmed deaths :: 6 233 526
Vaccine doses administered: 11 438 720 838
Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 – 27 April 2022
Globally, the number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths has continued to decline since the end of March 2022.
During the week of 18 through 24 April 2022, over 4.5 million cases and over 15 000 deaths were reported, decreases of 21% and 20% respectively, as compared to the previous week. However, an increase in the number of new weekly cases was reported from the Regions of the Americas (+9%) and the African Region (+32%), and the number of new weekly deaths increased in the South-East Asia Region (+41%), due to a delay in reporting of deaths from India, and in the Africa Region (+110%).
As of 24 April 2022, over 500 million confirmed cases and over six million deaths have been reported globally.
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.
Status of COVID-19 Vaccines within WHO EUL/PQ evaluation process 02 April 2022
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