Globally, the number of weekly corona virus deaths has dropped to an almost unprecedented level for almost a year, according to an AFP survey on Monday, based on official national statistics.
The 53,245 deaths recorded worldwide between September 27 and October 3, on average 7,606 each day, show that the global epidemic continues the downward trend that began at the end of August, after a peak of about 10,000 deaths a day.
The new weekly death toll is the lowest recorded since October 31-November 6, 2020.
The number of Govt-19-related deaths has dropped by almost a quarter in the past month as vaccination campaigns progress.
One year after the corona virus outbreak, it has been linked to the spread of variants, including particularly contagious delta strain, with the curve of almost a third of new cases decreasing compared to the end of August.
According to an AFP survey, with nearly 81 doses of Covid-19 vaccine being administered to 100 citizens worldwide, officials believe the decline will continue despite even greater disparities between regions.
123 vaccines are given for every 100 residents living in North America. According to the World Health Organization’s Africa office, the dose is 11 doses per 100 people in Africa, with only half of the countries on the continent managing to fully vaccinate two percent of their population.
Since the virus was first detected in China in late 2019, about 4.8 million people worldwide have died from Govt-19.
The WHO says the actual overall number of infections may be two to three times higher than the official records, taking into account the direct and indirect overdose deaths with Covid-19.
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