COVID-19: WHO Records 13 Million Cases In 28 Days

The World Health Organisation recorded nearly 13 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections and almost 53,000 deaths globally from December 19, 2022, to January 15, 2023.

The WHO made this known in its weekly COVID-19 epidemiological update made available to Punch correspondent on Thursday.

The report showed that there was a 20 per cent increase in the cases recorded compared to the previous 28 days.

It said, “Globally, nearly 2.8 million new cases and over 13,000 deaths were reported in the week of January 9 to 15 2023. In the last 28 days (December 19, 2022, to January 15, 2023), nearly 13 million cases and almost 53,000 new deaths were reported globally – a decrease of seven per cent and an increase of 20 per cent, respectively, compared to the previous 28 days.

“As of January 15, 2023, over 662 million confirmed cases and over 6.7 million deaths have been reported globally.”

The UN health agency indicated that the update includes cases and deaths reported by China through the International Health Regulations as of January 15, 2023, but it does not include the 59,938 COVID-19-related deaths announced by China for the period of December 8, 2022, to January 8, 2023.

The WHO added that the current trends in reported COVID-19 cases are underestimates of the true number of global infections and reinfections as shown by prevalence surveys.

-Punch

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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