In the last week, 4.4 million corona cases have been registered worldwide.
For the fourth week in a row, the number of deaths is increasing in several countries, while the number of infections is increasing for the seventh week in a row worldwide.
– Wake up!
This worries the WHO, which is now asking people to “wake up”.
– This is not a situation we want to be in 16 months into a pandemic, when we have proven corona measures. It is now time for everyone to wake up to see what we need to do, says Maria Van Kerkhove in WHO according to CNN.
Sweden: Worse than second wave
The spread of infection is now increasing in several countries, including Sweden.
With 625 new daily cases of infection per one million inhabitants, Sweden is now at a level that is almost ten times higher than in Finland.
At the same time, more corona patients are admitted to the intensive care unit in Sweden than during the second wave, writes Aftonbladet.
– In Sweden, we unfortunately still have an increase. We’ll see where this week goes. But there is definitely a high spread of infection and no clear sign that things are slowing down, Tegnell tells the newspaper.
Increase in infection
On Monday, India overtook Brazil as the country with the second highest number of cases worldwide, after registering 168,000 new infections in one day.
However, India has far more inhabitants than Brazil – and calculated per million inhabitants, the infection situation is still far gloomier in Brazil.
The country has registered over 63,000 corona infected per million inhabitants, compared to 9755 infected per million in India.
The Czech Republic with just under 11 million inhabitants has registered 147,000 infected per million inhabitants, and the United States with 332 million inhabitants has registered 96,000, according to Worldometer’s survey.