The Latest Coronavirus Numbers Are Simply Astonishing
Cross your fingers, folks.
The long national nightmare may soon be over.
Like a dark cloud being burned out of the sky by an indulgently warm sun, there appears a light in the darkness of the coronavirus pandemic. As vaccines continue to roll out to the far flung corners of America, the numbers that we’re seeing this week show a real sliver of promise…at home and abroad.
The number of new cases of Covid-19 reported worldwide fell by 16 percent last week to 2.7 million, the World Health Organization said.
The number of new deaths reported also fell 10 percent week-on-week, to 81,000, the WHO said late Tuesday in its weekly epidemiological update, using figures up to Sunday.
Five of the six WHO regions of the world reported a double-digit percentage decline in new cases, with only the Eastern Mediterranean showing a rise, of seven percent.New case numbers dropped 20 percent last week in Africa and in the Western Pacific, 18 percent in Europe, 16 percent in the Americas and 13 percent in southeast Asia.
WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday that the number of new cases had declined for a fifth consecutive week, dropping by almost half, from more than five million cases in the week of January 4.
“This shows that simple public health measures work, even in the presence of variants,” Tedros said.
Of course, health officials advise that we continue with our social distancing and face masks until the threat is fully eradicated, but these figures certainly appear to be headed in the right direction.
Become an insider!
Sign up for our free email newsletter, and we'll make sure to keep you in the loop.
Trending Now on Liberty Hub
Heckler Has Witty Question for Nancy Pelosi – Her Response is WILD
INNER TURMOIL: Biden Advisers Reportedly Unsure of President’s Ability to Campaign
Andrew Cuomo Scandals Having Major Impact on Brother’s Ratings
Navy Makes Stunning Confession Regarding UFO Footage
DeSantis Takes Stance on Ukraine, and it Has Many OUTRAGED
Fact-Checkers at WaPo slam Adam Schiff, give him ‘4 Pinnochios’ for Ukraine nonsense
Trump Declares Worship ‘Essential’, Orders States to Allow Churches to Reopen
Join the conversation!
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it, please mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.