Facebook Twitter

COVID-19 cases are dropping everywhere — even where there have been major outbreaks

The World Health Organization said COVID-19 cases are dropping everywhere

SHARE COVID-19 cases are dropping everywhere — even where there have been major outbreaks
An illustration of the omicron variant.

The World Health Organization said COVID-19 cases are dropping everywhere

Illustration by Zoe Peterson, Deseret News

Cases of the novel coronavirus are dropping everywhere across the globe — even in regions where there have been recent outbreaks.

Driving the news: A World Health Organization report released Wednesday said that cases of the coronavirus have dropped across the world, including the Western Pacific region, where cases have been rising since winter, according to CBS News.

Yes, but: Deaths caused by the coronavirus have surged by 40% in the last week — which is “likely due to changes in how COVID-19 deaths were reported across the Americas and by newly adjusted figures from India,” according to CBS News.


The bigger picture: The WHO said that not all COVID-19 cases are reported, though, and the virus is still spreading under the radar.

What they said: “Data are becoming progressively less representative, less timely and less robust,” WHO said, per ABC News. “This inhibits our collective ability to track where the virus is, how it is spreading and how it is evolving: information and analyses that remain critical to effectively end the acute phase of the pandemic.”