Globally, the numbers of weekly COVID-19 cases and deaths have increased for more than a month.
During the week of 15-21 November 2021, nearly 3.6 million confirmed new cases and over 51 000 deaths were reported, reflecting a 6% increase for cases and deaths as compared to the previous week.
The European Region reported an 11% increase in new weekly cases, while the other regions reported a decrease or incidence similar to the previous week.
The largest proportionate decrease was reported from the South-East Asia Region (11%), followed by the Eastern Mediterranean Region (9%).
While the Western Pacific Region and the Region of the Americas reported relatively stable case incidence, they both reported large increases in new weekly deaths, 29% and 19% respectively.
In contrast, the African and the South-East Asia regions reported a 30% and 19% decrease in new weekly deaths.
The highest numbers of new cases were reported from
United States of America (558 538 new cases; similar to the previous week’s figures)
Germany (333 473 new cases; a 31% increase)
United Kingdom (281 063 new cases; an 11% increase)
Russian Federation (260 484 new cases; similar to the previous week’s figures)
Turkey (163 835 new cases; a 9% decrease).