Posted: 06.10.2022 10:29:00

WHO expects surge in COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organisation (WHO) admits that the number of cases of COVID-19 infection may increase, but an increase in deaths is not predicted – as stated by WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, RIA Novosti reports


It is noted that the rise in incidence is associated with the season.

“We expect reported cases of COVID-19 to increase. But the deaths don’t have to, given we have vaccines and therapeutics that can save lives,” he explained during the press conference.

Mr. Ghebreyesus added that Omicron remains the dominant variant globally, and WHO and its partners are tracking more than 300 sub-variants.

“We continue to call on all countries to increase surveillance, testing and sequencing and to ensure the most at-risk groups are vaccinated,” the WHO Chief added.

On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 a pandemic. More than 590 million people have been infected with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to current WHO data. The infection has claimed the lives of more than 6.44 million people.