COVID-19: Red color spreads to China, Southeast Asia increases sharply

COVID-19: Red color spreads to China, Southeast Asia increases sharply
COVID-19: Red color spreads to China, Southeast Asia increases sharply

According to epidemiological reports The Labor Newspaper received from WHO on the morning of May 26, in the latest 28-day statistical cycle, the whole world recorded nearly 2.3 million new cases and nearly 15,000 new deaths due to COVID-19.

In which the “hottest” is the Western Pacific Ocean, the epidemiological area includes a part of geographical East – Southeast Asia, Australia and the Pacific islands.

The map shows the change in the rate of new cases with orange, red representing the increase and the sharp increase; Green and blue are decreasing and decreasing sharply – Photo: WHO

The region reports more than 1,052 million new COVID-19 cases, although many countries in the region say they have reduced screening tests. This is up 38% from the previous cycle. The Western Pacific also had 1,456 new deaths, an increase of 9%.

Red and orange colors have covered most of this area on both maps showing the change in the rate of new cases and new deaths, compared to the previous 28-day cycle.

While red and orange colors have covered geographical Southeast Asia, Australia, Japan and Korea since last week, the biggest change this week is that red has appeared in China on both maps. , indicating an end to the strong bear cycle after the late 2022 – early 2023 wave.

The good news is that Vietnam is no longer “rolled in” on the list of countries with the largest change in the rate or number of recorded cases as it was a few weeks ago.

In this region, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, and Brunei had the largest change in the rate of cases, although the largest number of cases were reported from South Korea (462,726 cases, an increase of 52%), Japan (164,367 cases). down 24%) and Australia (125,992 cases, up 49%), also the three countries that account for most of the reported deaths.

40% of Western Pacific countries are still reporting high levels of new COVID-19 cases (up over 20%).

The Southeast Asian epidemiological region (parts of geographical Southeast Asia and South Asia) reported a 31% drop in cases for the first time in weeks despite a 61% increase in deaths. The decrease was mainly due to cooling in India and West Asian countries, although India still reported the highest number of cases and deaths (95,472 cases, 503 deaths).

High increases were recorded in Indonesia (up 92%), Thailand (357%) and Myanmar (1,235%). However, Southeast Asia is still only ranked fourth in the world in the number of cases.

The second and third highest number of cases belonged to Europe (572,906 cases) and America (484,889 cases), respectively, down 45% and down 41% compared to the previous cycle. The Eastern Mediterranean and Africa reported a negligible number of cases.

XBB.1.5 is still the dominant strain worldwide with the rate of 41.57%. However, this ratio is being overwhelmed by the increase of XBB.1.16 (13.17%), XBB.1.9.1 (15.65%), XBB.1.9.2 (5.15%) lines. XBB.2.3 (3.59%) and other XBBs (10.8%).

Currently XBB.1.5 and XBB.1.16 are still classified as VOI (variables of concern) while the other four XBB lines mentioned above, together with BA.2.75, CH.1.1, BQ.1 are classified as VUM (variable variables). strains being monitored). Both VOI and VUM are lower than VOC (variant of concern) like the original strain, Alpha, Delta, Omicron…

The article is in Vietnamese

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