MOSCOW, February 10 – RIA Novosti. The number of new cases of COVID-19, as well as the number of deaths in the world, continues to decline, while the number of countries with identified “British”, “South African” and “Brazilian / Japanese” strains of coronavirus continues to rise, according to the World Health Organization. The number of new cases reported in a row is declining globally, with 3.1 million new cases last week, down 17% from the week before, the lowest since the week of October 26 (15 weeks ago). deaths are also declining for the second week in a row: last week, there were 88,000 new deaths, down 10% from the previous week, “the WHO website said.
In the world, according to the organization, 3,153,426 new cases and 88,369 deaths were recorded in the week from February 1 to February 7.
However, variants of the coronavirus of concern continue to spread, according to the WHO. Thus, according to the above data, the “British” strain was found in 86 countries, the “South African” strain in 44 countries, and the “Brazilian / Japanese” strain in 15.