On the 21st local time, Maria Van Kokhoff, the technical director of the WHO’s health emergency project, said that Delta, a variant strain of the new coronavirus that was first discovered in India, has now spread to 92 countries around the world. Kokhov pointed out that the Delta variant is spreading rapidly around the world, which worries the WHO.
According to U.S. media reports, Kokhov said at the press conference: “We currently know that there are Delta variants in 92 countries.” In addition, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data, in the United States, the number of cases infected with Delta variants accounted for 10% of the total number of newly confirmed cases is becoming the mainstream strain in the United States.
Earlier, WHO Chief Scientist Sumia Swaminatan also said that due to the significantly enhanced transmission capacity of the Delta variant, this mutant new coronavirus is becoming the main epidemic new coronavirus mutant in the world.
On the same day, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “Globally, the number of newly reported cases of COVID-19 has fallen for eight consecutive weeks, and the number of deaths has fallen for the seventh consecutive week. This is good news, but the number of new infections and deaths in the world The number is still high.”
Tan Desai pointed out, “As far as we know, more than 2.5 million new crown cases and nearly 64,000 deaths were reported last week.”
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 7:21 on June 22, Beijing time, there have been a total of 178,651,676 confirmed cases of new crowns worldwide. Among them, the United States, India and Brazil are still the three most severely affected countries in the world.