Residents queue for vaccination in Marikina Metropolis, suburban Manila on August 6, 2021, as authorities imposed one other lockdown to sluggish the unfold of the hyper-contagious Delta variant and ease stress on hospitals whereas attempting to keep away from crushing financial exercise. — AFP/File

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge in all areas of the world aside from Latin America and the Caribbean, leaping by almost a half in North America.

Right here is the worldwide state of play over the previous week, in keeping with a specialised AFP database.

Upsurge in North America 

The pandemic is accelerating nearly in all places, most markedly within the US and Canada which noticed a soar of 44 % in common every day instances over the previous week.

Instances elevated by 20 % in Oceania, 11 % within the Center East, six % in Asia, three % in Europe and one % in Africa.

This week the one area that didn’t document an uptick in instances was Latin America and the Caribbean, which noticed every day infections decline by 13 % over the earlier week.

Six % up

The common variety of new every day instances globally elevated by six % over the week to 612,000, in keeping with an AFP tally to Thursday.

The pandemic has continued to realize floor since mid-June largely as a result of extremely contagious Delta variant now dominant in lots of nations.

The variety of confirmed instances solely displays a fraction of the particular variety of infections, with totally different nations additionally having various counting practices and ranges of testing.

Greatest spikes

On a rustic foundation, Israel noticed the most important spike with a soar of 101 % extra every day instances.

Israel is among the many most vaccinated nations on the earth and has began administering booster jabs. It had seen its incidence price plummet beneath 10 instances per 100,000 inhabitants, however that is now at 243.

Present Olympics host Japan adopted with 97 % extra every day instances, then Turkey with 56 % extra, Pakistan with 54 % and Morocco with a soar of 49 %.

 Greatest drops

Zimbabwe noticed the most important drop with 46 % fewer every day instances, adopted by the Netherlands with 44 %, Brazil 28 %, Rwanda 27 % and Colombia with a drop of 26 %.

Most new instances

The US noticed the most important variety of new instances this week with 96,800, a rise of 44 %.

It was adopted by India (40,600, a rise of 5 %), and Indonesia (33,900, a drop of 20 %).

On a per capita foundation the nation that recorded essentially the most new instances this week remained Fiji with 824 instances per 100,000 inhabitants, adopted by Georgia (575) and Cuba (565).

Most deaths

Indonesia once more recorded the very best variety of every day deaths with 1,689, adopted by Brazil (887) and Russia (790).

Day by day deaths worldwide this week have been at 9,382 per day, a rise of 5 %.


Japan led the vaccination race amongst nations with a couple of million individuals, giving doses to 1.77 % of its inhabitants day by day this week.

Panama adopted (1.72 %), then Sri Lanka (1.70 %), Malaysia (1.61 %), Ecuador (1.26 %), China (1.22 %) and Saudi Arabia (1.15 %).

Whereas they’re vaccinating extra slowly, the nations with essentially the most superior vaccination drives are the United Arab Emirates with 172 first or second doses per 100 individuals, Israel, Canada, Chile and Singapore, all on 133, Denmark (130), Belgium (128) and the UK (126).

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