WHO announced a reduction in deaths from COVID-19 by almost half

WHO announced a reduction in deaths from COVID-19 by almost half

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that the death rate from coronavirus in the world has almost halved. It is reported by TASS.

In the period from May 8 to June 4, more than 1.7 million people fell ill with COVID-19, more than 10.4 thousand died. According to WHO, the number of deaths decreased by 47% compared to the previous period. The number of people infected with coronavirus decreased by 38% compared to the previous 28 days.

Most cases during the reporting period were detected in the Republic of Korea – 470,093, Australia (147,684), Brazil (113,286)

In Russia, from May 8 to June 4, 532 cases of COVID-19 infection were detected.

Earlier, The New York Post wrote that the WHO had compiled a list of “priority diseases” whose pathogens could threaten the world with a new deadly pandemic in the future. Among them are Ebola, Zika, SARS and a pathogen, codenamed “disease X”. It is still unknown to medical science, but scientists believe that it is necessary to prepare for a possible pandemic of this disease now, since an effective method of treatment or a vaccine for it will not appear immediately.

As previously noted by the director of the Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology. Gamalei Alexander Gintsburg, WHO should prioritize monitoring the emergence of new variants of coronavirus.

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