January 21 According to the comprehensive report, according to the website of Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 6:22 Beijing time on the 21st, the cumulative number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide exceeded 96.6 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 2.06 million.
The World Health Organization reported that last week, the number of new deaths worldwide exceeded 93,000, an increase of 9% from the previous week and a record high in a single week.
At present, 60 countries and regions around the world have appeared in the United Kingdom and found variant novel coronaviruses.
On the 20th local time, the WHO said in its epidemiological report that so far, 60 countries and regions have reported variant COVID-19 found in the United Kingdom, and 23 countries and regions have reported variant COVID-19 found in South Africa.
Last week, more than 4.72 million new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were added worldwide, down 6% from the previous week.
More than 93,000 new deaths were added, an increase of 9% from the previous week and a record high in a single week.
In addition, WHO is currently evaluating 15 vaccines and says it may list several of them for emergency use within a few weeks.
The organization is leading a COVID-19 vaccine implementation program (COVAX) to promote rapid and equitable distribution of vaccines worldwide.
The United States is still the country with the worst epidemic in the world, with a cumulative total of 24.41 million confirmed cases and more than 405,000 deaths.
The first order signed by the new President of the United States, Biden, after taking office, was related to the coronavirus, requiring masks to be worn in the federal government.
Rochelle Valensky, the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), promised on the same day that “the days ahead will be healthier”, but if this goal is to be achieved, the detection, monitoring and vaccination of the novel coronavirus will need to be accelerated.
Valensky also said that the CDC is conducting a comprehensive review of all existing coronavirus guidelines and will update them as necessary.