Covid-19 Case declining: What’s the next Steps? 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the total number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has dropped by 19 percent in the past weeks, while the rates of deaths remain constant. Though some countries have been showing a positive change, that is, a decrease in the Covid-19 rates, there are still countries that have increased rates, like the Western Pacific has reported an increase in new weekly cases, a rise of about 19 percent.

Southeast Asia, on the contrary, recorded a drop of about 37 percent, the most significant decrease across the six WHO regions. Some parts in Eastern Europe have doubled in recent weeks, pushed by the infectious Omicron variant. However, health officials have noted that Omicron causes milder disease than previous COVID-19 variants. Even with Omicron’s spread, hospitalization and death rates have not increased substantially in countries with high vaccination rates.

We might have a significant break from COVID-19” during the warmer months, Vespignani says. “We will spend more time outside, and the virus doesn’t like the sun and the warmer temperatures.” But that is not an inevitable future. Trouble could still arise before then, he says. WHO’s Africa director, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, said last week there was “light at the end of the tunnel” for the continent and that even despite low vaccination rates, Africa was transitioning from the acute pandemic phase of COVID-19. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said repeatedly the pandemic is not over. It is premature for countries to think that the end might be imminent. “We expect that the acute phase of this pandemic will end this year, of course with one condition, the 70 percent vaccination target is achieved by mid this year around June, July,” he told reporters in South Africa last week.

Some reports show that states experiencing cold winter will increase void-19 cases. According to web news on coronavirus in September last year, there was a rise and fall in COVID-19 instances due to the more contagious Delta variant increasing and likely declining through the spring. If those trends remain constant, the cases and deaths could fall for the next several months, avoiding the cold season. Infections are predicted to drop to around 9,000 points per day by March, and the ongoing COVID-19 measures could ensure the most positive results. Increasing the vaccination rates and practicing good hygiene will help the case numbers drop in the coming months. The reports in the US have shown a decrease of 50 %, but the death rate remains constant and sometimes with an increased number.

With increased immunity levels due to vaccines and the massive number of infections caused by omicron, talks the question of whether the U.S. is approaching a “new normal” edifying. But the shift to a state when the presence of the coronavirus is constant but predictable is some ways away. With these numbers, many activities have resumed to the norm. Temples, schools, jobs, and markets have begun to reopen in recent weeks as the number of COVID-19 cases declines. There is a positive economic impact worldwide after the pandemic is turning down.

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