Data pr. March 13, 2022
After a consistent decline since the end of January 2022, the number of new weekly cases increased by 8% during the week of 7 to 13 March 2022. The number of new deaths continued with a declining trend (-17% compared to the previous week ) (Figure 1 in the PDF). Across the six WHO regions, over 11 million new cases and just over 43,000 new deaths were reported (Table 1). Pr. March 13, 2022, over 455 million confirmed cases and over 6 million deaths are reported globally.
At the regional level, the Western Pacific, African and European regions reported increases in new weekly cases of 29%, 12% and 2% respectively compared to the previous week; while declines were reported by the Eastern Mediterranean region (-24%), the Southeast Asian region (-21%) and the Americas region (-20%).
These trends should be interpreted with caution as more countries are gradually changing their testing strategies, resulting in a lower overall number of tests performed and consequently the number of cases detected.
The highest number of new cases was reported from the Republic of Korea (2,100,171 new cases; +44%), Vietnam (1,670,627 new cases; +65%), Germany (1,350,362 new cases; +22%), the Netherlands ( 475 290 new cases; +42%) and France (419 632 new cases; +20%).
The highest number of new deaths was reported from the United States (9078 new deaths; -13%), the Russian Federation (4530 new cases; -15%), Brazil (3301 new cases; -15%), Indonesia (1994 new cases; – 5%) and China (1955 new deaths; + 63%).