The number of weekly infections and deaths from Covid 19 continues to decrease globally, with a trend that has been observed since August. Over 3.1 million new cases and just over 54,000 new deaths were reported in the week from 27 September to 3 October 2021. Cases this week were down 9% from the previous week, while deaths remained similar. These are the data from the weekly Covid -19 report of the World Health Organization (WHO). All regions reported a decline in the number of new cases this week, except the European region whose situation remained similar to the previous week. The largest decrease in new weekly cases was reported in the African region (43%), followed by the Eastern Mediterranean region (21%), the Southeast Asian region (19%), the Americas region (12%) and the western Pacific (12%). The cumulative number of confirmed cases reported globally is now over 234 million and the cumulative number of deaths is just under 4.8 million.
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