The World Well being Organisation (WHO) has mentioned the variety of new world instances of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has risen over the previous week after a protracted decline.
WHO mentioned greater than 2.6 million new instances had been reported final week, a seven per cent enhance in comparison with the earlier week, following six consecutive weeks of declining numbers.
“The worldwide case enhance was pushed by will increase within the Japanese Mediterranean, 14 per cent ; South-East Asia, 9 per cent, Europe, 9 per cent and the Americas, 6 per cent.”
It mentioned potential causes for the rise contains continued unfold of extra transmissible variants of concern (VOCs), rest of public well being and social measures (PHSM) and fatigue round adhering to PSHM measures.
WHO, nevertheless, added that the weekly demise toll figures stored reducing.
“The variety of world new deaths proceed to lower, with greater than 63,000 new deaths reported final week, a 6 per cent lower as in comparison with the earlier week,” it mentioned
In the meantime, Nigeria’s complete COVID-19 instances hit 156,496 on Tuesday.
To this point, the nation has solely recorded 1,923 fatalities.
It additionally acquired its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.