(CNN) – 4.1 million cases of COVID-19 were reported globally in the week ending May 23, down 14% from the previous week, it reported Tuesday. World Health Organization (Who is the).
The World Health Organization also reported 84,000 new deaths from COVID-19 worldwide, down 2% from the previous week.
The report indicated that the largest decrease in new cases and deaths was in the European region. However, the World Health Organization has warned that global COVID-19 cases remain high overall.
The report stated that “despite the global downward trend in the past four weeks, the incidence and deaths of Covid-19 are still high, with significant increases seen in many countries around the world.”
India has so far recorded the highest number of new cases – 1,846,055 – although it’s down 23% from the previous week.
In an update on Virus variants Disturbingly, the World Health Organization has reported new evidence showing that community transmission from March to April in the United Kingdom was higher for the B.1,617 variant, which was first identified in India, compared to the B.1, 1.7, which It was first identified in the UK.
The report also cites research showing that the B1617 variant can cause covid-19 vaccines to lose some ability to neutralize the virus.
The World Health Organization said: “The evolution of the virus is expected, and the greater the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the greater the chances of its development.”
The World Health Organization has emphasized the importance of anti-virus measures to manage the spread of variants.
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