China News Service, Beijing, December 23. Comprehensive news: The latest data from the official website of the World Health Organization shows that as of 19:05 on the 22nd Central European Time, there were a total of 275,233,892 confirmed cases of new crowns worldwide, and a total of 5,364,996 deaths.

According to the latest statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 8:21 on the 23rd, Beijing time, there were a total of 2,770,887,735 confirmed cases worldwide and a total of 53,76034 deaths.

  WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus revealed on the 22nd that WHO is confirming the second-generation new crown vaccine through the vaccine "Unity Test".

He said that the "Unity Trial" now includes two vaccines, and more vaccines may be included in the future. More than 11,500 people have participated in the trial.

The test aims to discover second-generation vaccines that have stronger protection against the new coronavirus variant strain and longer protection time, as well as vaccines that can be vaccinated without injection.

  Abdullah Shahid, President of the 76th United Nations General Assembly, said on the 22nd that he tested positive for the new crown virus that day. He currently has mild symptoms and is self-isolating at home.

Shahid said that he has completed the new crown vaccination including booster shots.

On November 3, local time, the National Children's Hospital vaccinated the child in Washington, USA.

Americas: Ome Keron strain spreads to 50 US states

  According to data released by Johns Hopkins University at 8:21 on the 23rd, Beijing time, a total of 51,536,964 confirmed cases and 81,2007 deaths in the United States have been confirmed.

  According to foreign media statistics, as of the 22nd, cases of infection with the Omi Keron strain of the new crown mutant virus have been detected in 50 states across the United States.

A new analysis from the University of Washington in the United States shows that the number of infections with the Omi Kiron strain in the United States has surged and may reach the peak of a large-scale infection wave at the end of January next year. By then, the number of daily diagnoses in the United States may exceed 400,000, far exceeding 2020. During the winter peak period, the number of confirmed cases is 250,000 per day.

  Rochelle Volensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on the 22nd that there is no need for Americans to panic about the Omi Keron strain.

Volensky emphasized that, unlike the early days of the outbreak, the United States now has new crown vaccines and vaccine boosters, as well as scientific epidemic prevention measures, which can already slow the spread of mutant strains.

  According to foreign media reports, Peru’s Minister of Health Ceballos stated on the 21st that given the speed of the Omi Keron strain and the delta strain still dominating in Peru, two waves are likely to occur in Peru at the same time in early 2022. epidemic.

Ceballos also revealed that the Peruvian Ministry of Health is considering vaccinating the fourth dose of the new crown vaccine for front-line medical workers and people over 60.

Due to the spread of the Omi Keron strain, the Mayor of London, England, has announced that London has entered a state of "major accident".

The picture shows the British people traveling wearing masks.

Europe: The number of confirmed cases in the UK is increasing by 100,000

  Data released on the British government website on the 22nd showed that the country has newly confirmed 106,122 cases in a single day. This is the first time that the number of confirmed cases in the UK has exceeded 100,000 since the beginning of large-scale testing in the summer of 2020; the cumulative number of confirmed cases has reached 11,647,473. ; There were 140 new deaths in a single day, with a total of 147,573 deaths.

  Official French data show that in France on the 22nd, there were 84,272 newly diagnosed cases in a single day, with a total of 8,798,028 confirmed cases; 187 new deaths and a total of 122,116 deaths.

The incidence of COVID-19 in France has now risen to 550 infected persons per 100,000 residents, and the average number of newly diagnosed cases in a single day has reached close to 57,000.

  The French Ministry of Health warned on the 22nd that according to the data model, due to the rapid spread of the Omi Keron strain, the number of confirmed cases in France may reach 100,000 at the end of this month; it is currently difficult to reduce the spread of the virus because of the It is too contagious and the main goal is to prevent the medical system from being overwhelmed.

The French Ministry of Health also estimates that by January next year, the Omi Keron strain will become the main COVID-19 variant that is circulating in France.

Data map: Japanese people travel with masks.

Asia: Israel approves fourth dose of vaccine for specific population

  The Israeli Ministry of Health announced on the 21st that in the past 24 hours, the number of infections with the Omi Keron strain in the country has doubled, and the cumulative number of infections has reached 341, of which 234 have arrived from abroad.

There are still 807 highly suspected cases of Omi Keron virus infection in Israel, which are awaiting test results.

According to local media reports, the country’s first death after being infected with the Omi Keron strain occurred on the 20th, an elderly man in his 60s.

  According to Israeli media reports, the Israeli Medical Expert Committee approved the fourth dose of the new crown vaccine for people over 60 years of age and medical staff in the country on the 21st.

It is reported that people who receive the fourth dose of the vaccine must be more than 4 months away from the third dose, and it is expected that the relevant vaccination will begin within a few days.

  According to Japanese media reports, on the 22nd, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, reported 3 cases of Omi Kiron strain of unknown infection route. The 3 patients were a family of three and had no history of overseas travel.

This is the first reported case of Omi Kiron strain infection in Japan with an unknown source of infection.

Data map: Passing pedestrians on Mandela Square in Johannesburg, South Africa wear masks.

Photo by China News Agency reporter Wang Xi

Africa: Studies show that Omi Kiron strain is less severe than Delta strain

  According to data released by the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 22nd local time, a total of 92,599,813 cases have been confirmed in the region, and a total of 226,536 deaths have been reported.

  The results of the early evaluation of the clinical symptoms of the Omi Keron strain released by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases of South Africa on the 22nd showed that the Omi Keron strain is less severely pathogenic than the dominant strains in previous waves. , The number of hospitalized patients infected with this strain is relatively small.

The researchers said that the results of the study may be due to the patient's vaccination or the production of antibodies after being infected. The specific reason needs further study.

  The South African Ministry of Health recently announced the research results of a team of Russian and South African scientists, confirming that the Omi Keron strain has increased spread from person to person.

Experts also warned that the strain can cause more severe symptoms in people with complications who have not been vaccinated, especially in the elderly.