The Covid-19 pandemic continued its sharp decline in the world this week, with contamination decelerating everywhere except in Asia and Oceania.

Here are the significant weekly developments knowing that the number of diagnosed cases only reflects a fraction of the real number of contaminations.

Also note that comparisons between countries should be taken with caution, as testing policies differ greatly from one country to another.

Less than 1.5 million cases per day

With 1.47 million contaminations recorded every day worldwide, the indicator has fallen sharply for the fifth consecutive week (-12% compared to the previous week), according to a report closed on Thursday.

Daily contaminations have been more than halved since their peak at the end of January (3.37 million daily cases).

Declines in most regions

This week, only Asia and Oceania saw their situation deteriorate, with respectively 25% and 72% more contamination compared to the previous week.

The situation is clearly improving in all the other regions: -45% in the Middle East, -40% in the Latin America/Caribbean zone, -34% in Africa, -23% in the United States/Canada zone and - 22% in Europe.

Main accelerations

New Zealand is the country that recorded the biggest acceleration of the week, seeing its daily cases multiplied by seven (+590% compared to the previous week, 17,600 new daily cases).

This is followed by Hong Kong (+403%, 38,100), Vietnam (+119%, 120,600), South Korea (+40%, 170,300) and Thailand (+19%, 23,400).

Conversely, Azerbaijan is the country that recorded the largest weekly decline (-63%, 900), ahead of Armenia (-60%, 400), Georgia (-52%, 5,000), Panama (-51%, 400) and Israel (-50%, 7,000).


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