Number of Covid-19 cases steadily increasing: WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) announced in its report that there was a 38 percent increase in COVID-19 cases in August 2023 compared to the previous period. According to the report, over 1.4 million new Covid-19 cases and over 1800 Covid-19-related deaths were reported in the 28-day period from July 31 to August 27.

Number of Covid-19 cases steadily increasing: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) published the epidemiological update report on Covid-19 cases, which have recently increased.

"In the last 28-day period (24 July to 20 August 2023), nearly 1.5 million new COVID-19 cases and more than 2 thousand deaths were recorded in six WHO regions. Compared to the previous 28 days, cases are 63 percent higher and deaths are 48 percent lower,” the report said.

In the report, it was emphasized that the rate of cases currently reported does not reflect accurate data due to decreasing testing and reporting worldwide.

"During this 28-day period, 44 percent of countries (103 out of 234) reported at least one case to WHO, a decrease since mid-2022. It is important to note that these statistics do not reflect the actual number of countries with cases,” it said.

The report emphasized that the reported cases do not accurately reflect infection rates due to the reduction in testing and reporting globally.


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), an infectious disease caused by coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), known as severe acute respiratory syndrome, emerged in Wuhan, China in 2019.

According to the latest data from the World Health Organisation, more than 770 million people have been diagnosed with Covid-19 so far. 6 million 956 thousand 173 people died due to the epidemic.

Source: Anadolu Agency

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