Cases and deaths from Covid-19 are falling globally. In the week from 16 to 22 May, there are over 3.7 million new reported cases of infections (-3% compared to the previous 7 days) and over 9 thousand deaths (-11%), for a total of over 522 million cases confirmed and over 6 million deaths registered on the planet since the beginning of the pandemic. This is what emerges from the latest weekly report of the World Health Organization, which indicates Italy second globally and first in Europe for new deaths, and second in the European area for new infections. Read also In the period analyzed – the report specifies – the number of new weekly cases increased in two WHO regions (Americas, + 13%; Western Pacific, + 6%), while the other 4 reported a decline. The eastern Mediterranean region recorded an increase in deaths (+ 30%); stable Western Pacific and Americas, decreasing trends in the other 3. Once again, WHO warns that “these trends should be interpreted with caution, as several countries have progressively changed their testing strategies, with a consequent reduction in the overall number of swabs. executed and therefore of the cases detected “. From 16 to 22 May, the highest number of new positives was recorded by the United States (713,882, + 18%), China (543,290, + 39%), Australia (360,323, + 8%), Germany (268,396, -35 %) and Japan (249,210, -11%), while the highest number of deaths was reported by the USA (1,957, + 2%), Italy (736, -4%), Brazil (713, + 3%), the Federation Russia (680, -6%) and Spain (564, +118%). Looking at the European region, there are over 1.1 million infections in the last 7 days examined by the WHO (-20%). However – the report highlights – Spain, Uzbekistan and Monaco reported increases of over 20%, with a + 115% for Spain. The new deaths reported are also decreasing, over 3,500 (-23%). The highest number of new positives was reported by Germany (268,396, 322.7 / 100 thousand, -35%), Italy (199,116, 333.9 / 100 thousand , -24%) and Portugal (164,225, 1,595.1 / 100 thousand, + 7%). Leading the most recorded deaths are Italy (736, 1.2 / 100 thousand, -4%), the Russian Federation (680, less than 1/100 thousand, -6%) and Spain (564, 1.2 / 100 thousand, 118%).
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