Weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 – 23 March 2021

 Media www.rajawalisiber.com – Data as received by WHO from national authorities, as of 10am CEST 21 March 2021


Globally, COVID-19 confirmed cases continued to rise for a fourth consecutive week, with just under 3.3 million new cases reported in the last week . Concurrently, the number of new deaths reported plateaued after a six week decrease, with just over 60 000 new deaths reported. A marked increase in the number of new cases was reported from the South East Asia, Western Pacific, European and Eastern Mediterranean regions, all of which are on an upward trajectory in recent weeks. The European Region and the Region of the Americas continue to account for nearly 80% of all the cases and deaths.


In this edition, special focus updates are provided on:
  • Release of the WHO COVID-19 Detailed Surveillance Dashboard
  • SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern


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