World Health Organization Reports on Weekly COVID-19

World Health Organization COVID-19 Update

New York – COVID-19 Update – The World Health Organization reports, “Globally, weekly COVID-19 case incidence plateaued this week (29 November – 5 December 2021), with over 4 million confirmed new cases reported, similar to the number reported in the previous week’s figures”.

“However, new weekly deaths increased by 10% as compared to the previous week, with over 52 500 new deaths reported. As of 5 December, nearly 265 million confirmed cases and over 5.2 million deaths have been reported globally”.

Highlights of country-level actions and WHO support to countries include:

  • Supporting Omicron variant detection and COVID-19 response in southern Africa
  • Kenya increases uptake and equity for COVID-19 vaccinations through community-based approaches
  • New oxygen production stations to be constructed in Yemen
  • “Data for action”: WHO/Europe pilots enhanced Emergency Response Information Management System (ERIMS) with Azerbaijan under the Health Systems Connector/Act-Accelerator
  • Home-based care for COVID-19 begins with community engagement in Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Progress on a subset of indicators from the SPRP 2021 Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
  • Updates on WHO’s financing to support countries in SPRP 2021 implementation and provision of critical supplies
Previous articleGold’n Futures Launches Inaugural Drill Program at the Hercules Gold Project
Next articleUnder the Northern Sky – Christmas Past or NNL offers news, information, opinions and positive ideas for Thunder Bay, Ontario, Northwestern Ontario and the world. NNL covers a large region of Ontario, but we are also widely read around the country and the world. To reach us by email: Reach the Newsroom: (807) 355-1862