Don’t be fooled by the lifting of coronavirus safety restrictions in the United States; the COVID-19 pandemic is alive and well as the world reports its highest number of cases in a single week to date.
Last week saw 5.2 million new cases throughout the world, marking the highest number since the pandemic began, according to the World Health Organization.
Global COVID deaths also increased for the fifth week in a row, bringing the total number of deaths to more than 3 million, says Tedros.
“Big numbers can make us numb, but each one of these deaths is a tragedy for families, communities and nations.”
“It took nine months to reach 1 million deaths, four months to reach 2 million and three months to reach 3 million deaths,” Ghebreyesus says. “Big numbers can make us numb, but each one of these deaths is a tragedy for families, communities and nations.”