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News : Coronavirus

Published January, 14th 2022

Updated medical information and amended recommendations regarding coronavirus epidemic

The current bulletin will be updated regularly until the situation stabilizes. Find more articles about COVID19 in our blog.

Where is information sourced from:  the most reputable international sources (WHO, Chinese CDC, CDC, international media, medical journals etc …) and government websites.

 

COVID-19 dashboard

Globally, as of 12 January 2022, there have been 312 173 462 confirmed cases(+16 907 207 new cases in last 7 days) including 5 501 000 deaths (+ 45 035 new deaths in last 7 days) reported to WHO.

As of 12 January 2022, a total 9.2 billion vaccine doses have been administrated  and  nearly 3.9 billion people have been fully vaccinated.

 

COVID by Region

South-East-Asia

South-East-Asia reported a total of 46 105 199 cases including  724 735 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Over 699 000 new cases and over 2300 new deaths have been reported. The highest numbers of new cases were reported from India (638 872 new cases, a 524% increase), Thailand (39 992 new cases, a 104% increase), and Bangladesh (7234 new cases, a 125% increase).

Regions of America

A total of 112 333 750 cases have been reported in Region of the Americas including
2 429 905 total deaths.
Over 6 million new cases and 14 000 new deaths have been reported, representing a 78% and 25% increase respectively, as compared to the previous week. Countries that have reported the highest number of new cases were the United States of America (4 610 359 new cases, a 73% increase) and Argentina (461 408 new cases, a 101% increase).

Eastern Mediterranean Region

Eastern Mediterranean Region has reported  17 480 010 cases and 317 496 deaths in total since the beginning of the pandemic. Over 200 000 new cases and 1000 new deaths have been reported,an 86% increase and an 11% decrease, respectively as compared to the previous week. Countries having reported the highest number of cases include Lebanon (38 112 new cases, a 90% increase), Morocco (31 701 new cases, a 222% increase), and the United Arab Emirates (18 373 new cases, a 23% increase).

Europe (EU/EEA)

A total of 112 496 063 cases including 1 701 319 deaths have been reported in the European Region. Over 7.1 million new cases and over 20 000 new deaths have been reported, a 31% increase and 10% decrease respectively. Last week, the highest number of cases were reported from The highest numbers of new cases were reported from France (1 600 121 new cases, a 46% increase) and the United Kingdom (1 217 258 new cases, a 10% increase).

African Region

A total of  7 664 386 total cases including 159 065 total deaths have been reported in Africa. Over the last week, the region reported over 260 000 new cases and 2100 new deaths, an 11% and 84% decrease respectively. The highest numbers of new cases were reported from South Africa (53 433 new cases, an 11% decrease), Zambia (23 628 new cases, a 10% decrease), and Ethiopia (18 999 new cases, a 34% decrease).

Western Pacific Region

The Western Pacific Region has reported  12 378 337 total cases and 160 062 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Just about 732 000 new cases and over 2700 new deaths were reported. The highest numbers of new cases were reported from Australia (420 079 new cases, a 204% increase) and Viet Nam (130 302 new cases, a 19% increase).

 

Vaccine

Share of people vaccinated against Covid-19

92% of the population of United Arab Emirates and 90% in Portugal have been fully vaccinated. Only 27% in South Africa and 23% in Egypt have received a single-dose vaccine or both doses of a two-dose vaccine.

Vaccine booster doses

As of January 12, 2021, Europe has administered the highest booster doses, around 27.9 per 100 people. It is followed by Australia and North America with 16.9 and 16 vaccine booster doses respectively, administered per 100 people. Overall, there have been 10.3 booster doses administered per 100 people worldwide.