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The world broke the COVID record with 3 million cases a day

Paris: According to AFP aggregates, the world recorded an average of more than 3 million cases of coronavirus per day between January 13th and 19th. It is supported by a variant of Omicron. This number has more than quintupled since the detection of highly infectious strains in South Africa and Botswana in late November 2021. An average of 3,095,971 cases per day were reported in the last 7 days, an increase of 17% compared to the previous week. ..

Prior to the advent of Omicron, the previous record of the world’s average daily infection in late April 2021 was about 800,000. Current infection levels are approximately 440 percent higher than the daily average for the week until November 24, 2021, when South Africa reported Omicron to the World Health Organization. Organization. The world recorded an average of 7,522 COVID-related deaths per day between January 13th and 19th.

In the UK, the number of new COVID cases surged by more than 300% from late November to early January, while the number of patients requiring ventilation did not increase. The figures are based on official statistics produced by national health authorities and edited by AFP.

Despite the strengthened testing regime since the beginning of the pandemic, a significant proportion of less severe or asymptomatic cases have not been detected. Test policies also vary from country to country. Taking into account the excess mortality associated with COVID-19, WHO estimates that the overall number of deaths can be two to three times higher.

Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Ministry of Health yesterday announced 4,510 new COVID-19 cases, 4,109 recovery and two deaths in the last 24 hours. Dr. Abdullah al-Sanad, an official spokesman for the ministry, said in a statement to KUNA that total infections and recovery rates reached 484,150 and 436,838, respectively. The death toll was 2,482, a spokesman said, revealing that there were 42 active cases in the ICU, 326 in the COVID-19 ward, and 44,830. He showed that swab tests totaled 6,574,401 and 33,957 new tests were run in the last 24 hours. -agency

https://www.kuwaittimes.com/world-breaks-covid-record-with-3-million-daily-cases/ The world broke the COVID record with 3 million cases a day

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