Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Weekly Epidemiological Update (April 20, 2022) – World
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Weekly Epidemiological Update (April 20, 2022) – World

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): Weekly Epidemiological Update (April 20, 2022) – World

Global overview

Data pr. April 17, 2022

Worldwide, the number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths has continued to decline since the end of March 2022. During the week of 11 to 17 April 2022, over 5 million cases and over 18,000 deaths were reported, falling to 24 % and 12% compared to the previous week (Figure 1).

All regions reported declining trends in the number of new weekly cases and deaths (Table 1). As of April 17, 2022, over 500 million confirmed cases and over 6 million deaths have been reported globally.

These trends should be interpreted with caution, as more countries are gradually changing their COVID-19 testing strategies, resulting in a lower overall number of tests performed and, consequently, a lower number of detected cases.

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