WHO = World Health Organization reports that the number of newly confirmed coronavirus infections continues to decline worldwide, while mutant viruses have spread to more than 100 countries and territories. The book was published on the 23rd.

According to the report, the number of infected people reported in the week from the 15th to the 21st of this month was 2,457,026 worldwide, an 11% decrease from the previous week, the sixth consecutive week of the previous week. It fell below.

The highest total number of new infections in the week was

▽ 480,467 in the United States, a decrease of 29% from the previous week,

▽ followed by Brazil with 316,221, a decrease of 1%. have become.

The number of new cases per week decreased across Europe from the previous week, but in France it was 131,179, an increase of 3% from the previous week.

Globally, the number of people who died in the past week was 66,359, a 20% decrease from the previous week, falling below the previous week for the third straight week.

On the other hand, the number of countries and regions where mutant viruses were reported

increased by 7 compared to the previous week for the first mutant virus confirmed in the United Kingdom 101

▽ Another mutant virus first confirmed in South Africa. Then, it increased by 5 compared to the previous week 51

▽ Another mutant virus confirmed in Brazil and Japan increased by 8 compared to the previous week to 29.

The WHO is calling for continued vigilance, saying that while the number of new infections continues to decline due to infection control measures, the spread of mutant viruses continues.