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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): weekly epidemiological update (December 7, 2021) – World

Global overview

Data as of December 5, 2021

Globally, the weekly incidence of cases reached a plateau this week (November 29 – December 5, 2021) with more than 4 million confirmed new cases, similar to the number reported in the previous week’s figures. However, the number of new weekly deaths increased by 10% compared to the previous week, with more than 52 500 new deaths. As of December 5, nearly 265 million confirmed cases and more than 5.2 million deaths were reported worldwide.

The African region and the region of the Americas reported increases in new weekly cases of 79% and 21% respectively, while the West Pacific and Southeast Asia regions both reported 10% declines. The number of new weekly cases reported by the European and Eastern Mediterranean regions was similar to those reported in the previous week. New weekly deaths increased by 49% in the Southeast Asia region and 38% in the Americas region, while weekly deaths in the African and Eastern Mediterranean regions decreased by 13% and 8%, respectively. The number of new deaths was similar to last week’s in both the European and western Pacific Oceans.

The regions with the highest weekly incidence of cases per 100,000 inhabitants are still the European region (288.0 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants) and the US region (91.4 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants). Both regions also reported the highest weekly incidence of deaths of 3.1 and 1.3 per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively, while all other regions reported <1 new deaths per 100,000.

The highest number of new cases were reported from the United States (752 394 new cases; an increase of 30%), Germany (396 429 new cases; similar to the previous week’s figures), the United Kingdom (310 696 new cases). cases; comparable to last week’s figures), France (283 500 new cases; an increase of 49%) and the Russian Federation (231 240 new cases; comparable to the previous week’s figures).

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