No sign of containment of virus, WHO warns

Omicron and Delta variants infections rose 55% in a week and drove up hospitalization across the globe. The latest World Health Organization (WHO) warned people and countries to focus on vaccinations.

Iran PressEurope: UK Covid deaths surged by nearly 400 in 24 hours on Wedensday and registered the deadliest day for the past 11 months. The number of cases has risen by 129,587 in the last 24 hours.

The latest top developments on the Covid-19 situation globally are reported as follows.

India reported 2,47,417 new cases on Thursday over the last 24 hours. With this surge of over 50,000 patients over 24 hours, India crossed the 2-lakh case mark for the first time in nearly eight months.

Covid-19 hospitalizations in the United States have increased by about 33%, and deaths are up by about 40% from a week earlier, the head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday. 

55% weekly rise of infections around the world due to Omicron

The number of new coronavirus infections in the last week jumped by about 55%, although the number of deaths remained stable, the World Health Organization said in its latest pandemic report.

Quebec, one of the 13 provinces of Canada struggling to control the Omicron variant, will impose a new health tax in the coming weeks on those who are not vaccinated against Covid-19.

The northern African nation of Tunisia has announced a fresh night curfew for the next two weeks to bring down surging Covid cases.

The World Bank has warned that Covid infections driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant could hamper global economic recovery.

With over 3,60,000 new Covid-19 cases, France has become the second country globally with the most daily confirmed new cases, after the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Italy, too, is breaking its records with over 2,20,000 daily cases.


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