There is some hope at the end of the tunnel.
According to the World Health Organization, the end of the COVID-19 epidemic may be imminent.
“We’re not there yet,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press briefing in Geneva.
According to the WHO, worldwide COVID deaths per week fell last week to levels not seen since the pandemic reached the United States in March 2020.
According to WHO data, COVID deaths fell 22% globally last week. Despite this, 11,000 people perished from the disease worldwide.
Tedros emphasized that nations must continue to make efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“If we don’t seize this chance now, we risk additional mutations, deaths, disruption, and uncertainty,” he added.
According to the WHO, the newest omicron subvariant, BA.5, accounts for over 90% of cases worldwide.
Vaccines targeting BA.5 have recently been released by pharmaceutical companies in the United States and Europe, although they have not yet been extensively distributed.
Despite the improved news, 3.1 million new COVID cases were reported globally last week.
That was still a 28% decrease from the previous week, and case counts have declined globally for weeks.
Tedros, on the other hand, warned against resting on one’s relative achievements.