According to the World Health Organization, fatalities increased last week following nine weeks of decrease. It recorded over 55,000 fatalities, a 3% rise from the previous week. According to the WHO, the number of cases increased by 10% last week, to over 3 million.
According to the United Nations’ health agency’s weekly report, the countries with the newest cases were Brazil, India, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom. Since its discovery in India, the more infectious delta form has been found in 111 countries, according to the WHO, and the mutant version is anticipated to become worldwide prevalent in the coming months.
In the midst of the uptick, the aggregate death toll in Argentina’s hard-hit country approached 100,000. This week, daily coronavirus fatalities in Russia reached new highs. COVID-19 infections among the young in Belgium have nearly quadrupled in the last week, thanks to the delta variant. For the first time in six months, Britain saw more than 40,000 new cases in a single day.
Newly confirmed infections each day in the United States, which has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, have doubled in the last two weeks to an average of approximately 24,000, while fatalities are still on the decline at around 260 per day.
Los Angeles County, the nation’s most populated county, reported more than 1,000 new cases for the fifth day in a row on Tuesday.
Tokyo has declared a fourth state of emergency ahead of the Summer Olympics, which begin later this month. Experts predict that caseloads will exceed 1,000 before the Olympics and reach thousands during the events.
Additional limitations have been imposed in areas like Sydney, Australia, where the 5 million citizens would be kept in lockdown until at least the end of July, two weeks longer than anticipated. Because of record case numbers, South Korea has imposed the harshest distancing regulations yet in its capital region.
Unvaccinated travelers from Missouri and Arkansas must either quarantine for 10 days or have a negative COVID-19 test, according to Chicago officials.
Even when other restrictions in England are relaxed next week, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has requested that passengers on buses and trains be compelled to wear masks.
WHO recognized that many nations are now under “great pressure” to eliminate all remaining safeguards, but cautioned that doing so incorrectly will just give the virus more time to spread.
To combat the surge, there is a rising demand in the United States to increase vaccines. Olivia Rodrigo, an eighteen-year-old actress, and singer, scheduled to meet with President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday in an attempt to urge young folks to get their vaccinations.
Ohio is planning another reward scheme to improve vaccination rates, and Gov. Mike DeWine has asked the government to give the vaccinations full clearance rather than only emergency permission to assuage public fears.
“That will assist us in getting more individuals vaccinated in Ohio and around the country,” he added.