Since the beginning of the year, COVID-19 deaths have fallen by 90% - WHO

10:33 10 November Kyiv, Ukraine

Since the beginning of 2022, the number of deaths caused by COVID-19 has decreased by almost 90% worldwide compared to the previous nine months.

This was stated by the Director General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, according to TRT World.
"We have come a long way and this is certainly cause for optimism.. But we continue to call on all governments, communities and individuals to remain vigilant," he said at a virtual press conference at WHO headquarters in Geneva.
According to him, in February of this year, the weekly death rate worldwide exceeded 75 thousand people.. The official also recalled that new variants of the virus continue to emerge.

Ghebreyesus added that the World Health Organization reported more than 9,400 coronavirus-related deaths last week.
"Nearly 10,000 deaths a week is too many for a disease that can be prevented and cured," he said.
The head of the WHO also said that testing and sequencing rates remain low worldwide, and the gap in vaccination between rich and poor countries is still large.