Japan has the world’s most significant number of COVID cases from Monday to Sunday, with more than 969,000 cases reported, The World Health Organization said Wednesday.
The WHO stated the United States had the second highest cases recorded in a week at around 860,000 new cases and Germany after that at approximately 570,000.
Japan is experiencing record-high daily cases as it battles the “seventh wave” of the COVID-19 virus, caused through the transmitted BA.5 Omicron subvariant.
Over 6.6 million cases worldwide during the week, up by about 300,000 over the prior week.
The total number of reported deaths was more than 12,600, and those in the United States recorded the highest number of deaths at about 2,600. Japan confirmed 272 deaths.
WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addressed a press conference on Wednesday, stating that the pandemic isn’t over yet.
With the death toll rising in recent weeks and a few countries seeing an increase in hospitalizations, he added that it is crucial to immunize health professionals and those who are elderly.