10,000 people die of COVID daily —WHO


The World Health Organisation (WHO).says no fewer than 10,00 people die daily of COVID-19 related ailments.

WHO chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus announced this at a conference in Geneva on Wednesday.

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According to him, some 9,400 COVID-19-related deaths are  recorded daily  worldwide,

He explained that in spite of the high figure, it was a  90% drop in COVID-19 deaths since last winter

“The number of COVID-19 deaths has fallen sharply since last winter.

“This is almost 90 per cent less than in February, when the 2022 weekly peak of 75,000 was reached,” he said.

While that was a positive development, too many people were still dying, the WHO chief  said during a news conference.

“Almost 10,000 deaths a week; 10,000 too many, for a disease that can be prevented and treated.

“COVID-19 is still a pandemic,” said WHO epidemiologist, Maria Van Kerkhove.

German news agency, dpa, reports that the previous week, about 2.1 million new infections were reported worldwide.

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