Bochnia Hospital paramedics put on protecting tools as they transport a affected person struggling of COVID-19 to an area hospital on March 17, 2021 in Bochnia, Poland.
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The World Well being Group mentioned Monday the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic is now “rising exponentially,” with greater than 4.4 million new Covid-19 instances reported over the past week.
Maria Van Kerkhove, the company’s technical lead for Covid-19, mentioned “we’re in a essential level of the pandemic,” as some international locations ease restrictions at the same time as new instances per week are greater than eight instances greater than a 12 months in the past.
“This isn’t the scenario we need to be in 16 months right into a pandemic the place we’ve confirmed management measures. It’s the time proper now the place everybody has to take inventory and have a actuality examine of what we must be doing,” she mentioned throughout a press briefing. “Vaccines and vaccinations are coming on-line, however they are not right here but in each a part of the world.”
Covid-19 instances climbed by 9% throughout the globe final week — the seventh consecutive weekly improve — and deaths