The World Health Organization (WHO) stated on the 28th that due to the warming of the COVID-19 epidemic in Europe, the number of new confirmed cases worldwide increased for the first time in two months, indicating that the pandemic is still a long way away.
The WHO held an online press conference on the 28th. Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the rate of increase in cases in Europe has exceeded the rate of decline in other regions, making the number of new cases and deaths of COVID-19 (global new cases and deaths) increase for the first time in nearly two months. , This reminds everyone that there is still a long way to go before the end of the pandemic.
And Maria Van Kerkhove, a WHO epidemiologist and technical officer in charge of COVID-19, explained in a meeting that the increase in cases in Europe is related to the gradual influx of winter and people staying indoors. Poor indoor ventilation tends to spread the virus, so the number of infections increases. There is currently a threat of mutant virus strains, so she believes that the epidemic will continue, and reminded that even if the vaccination rate is high, it should not be taken lightly. Although the vaccine can reduce severe illness, it is necessary to wash hands, wear masks and avoid clusters to stop the chain of transmission.
According to information from the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) No. 28, 113,000 new cases were confirmed in a single day in Europe as of October 27, which is double of the 51,000 cases in a single day on October 1.