October 19, 2021

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The pandemic has been declining around the world this week except in Asia

The pandemic has been declining around the world this week except in Asia

The coronavirus epidemic has subsided this week in all parts of the world except Asia as it spreads to India and its neighborhoods: here are the amazing weekly outcomes taken from the AFP database.

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An important indicator, however, is that the number of diagnosed cases reflects only a fraction of the actual number of infections and comparisons between countries should be taken with caution because testing procedures vary from one country to another.

While the world recorded 789,500 contaminants per day this week, the index fell slightly (-4% compared to the previous week) for the first time in 10 weeks, according to an AFP report.

Since February 20 the index has begun to rise steadily, after falling more than an unprecedented one month at the beginning of the year, pollution has halved to 355,000 cases daily.

In recent weeks, global acceleration has been mainly due to the spread of India. With the exception of India, the rest of the world has experienced a pandemic decline since mid-April.

In the wake of India, Asia alone is experiencing an acceleration in pollution (+ 10%), accounting for half of the global cases this week: 385,800 per day.

The pandemic is slowing significantly in all other regions: -25% in Africa, -24% in Europe, -13% in the Middle East, -12% in the United States / Canada, -12% in Oceania and -8% in Latin America / Caribbean.

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Of the countries that recorded at least 1,000 daily contaminants last week, Nepal was the fastest (+ 101%, 7,300 new cases per day) epidemic for the third week in a row.

Sri Lanka (+ 82%, 1,800), South Africa (+ 32%, 1,500), Bahrain (+ 15%, 1,200) and Malaysia (+ 14%, 3,300) follow.

The two major accelerations of the week will affect Sri Lanka, which borders Nepal and India, which was hit for weeks by a new variant suspected of being more contagious.

In Ethiopia (-48%, 600 new cases per day), Ukraine (-46%, 5,400), Bulgaria (-44%, 800) and Bangladesh (-42%, 1,700) were the strongest declines this week. And Poland (-39%, 4,700).

Behind India (385,800 daily cases, + 10%), the countries with the highest number of new infections this week are Brazil (59,000, -2%), United States (45,600, -13%), Turkey (27,000, -34%) and Argentina ( 20,100, -11%).

In proportion to the population, the two countries with the highest number of cases this week are, so far, the Seychelles (1,223 per 100,000 inhabitants) and the Maldives (668).

In terms of vaccination these two archipelagos are among the most developed countries in the world. More than 60% of the population is vaccinated, especially in the Seychelles. Both countries vaccinate in almost equal doses with Sinoform and Astrogenene / Oxford doses.

It leads in daily deaths (3,619 per day this week), ahead of Brazil (2,252), the United States (710), Colombia (455) and Argentina (394).

Worldwide, daily deaths dropped slightly this week (12,860, -3% per day).