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COVID-19 Pandemic Trends Continue Decreasing

January 20, 2023 • 11:21 am CST
WHO COVID-19 Pandemic Update Edition 126 (Jan. 19, 2023)
(Coronavirus Today)

Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported Edition #126 that nearly 2.8 million new cases and over 13,000 related fatalities were reported in early January 2023.

Moreover, these amounts decreased by 7% and increased by 20%, respectively, compared to the previous 28 days, as of January 19, 2023.

At the regional level, the number of newly reported weekly cases decreased or remained stable across five of the WHO regions: the African Region (-40%), the European Region (-35%), the South-East Asia Region (-17%), the Region of the Americas (-12%), and the Western Pacific Region.

While case numbers increased in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (+6%). 

This WHO update includes cases and fatalities reported by China through the International Health Regulations as of January 15, 2023, but does not include COVID-19-related fatalities for the period of December 8, 2022, to January 12, 2023, as the WHO awaits detailed provincial data disaggregated by a week of reporting.