Number of new COVID-19 cases worldwide decreases for straight three weeks
- 02 February 2021
The number of new cases of the coronavirus infection worldwide has been decreasing for three weeks in a row, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing in Geneva on Monday, APA reports citing TASS.
"For the third week in a row, the number of new cases of COVID-19 reported globally fell last week," he said, adding that "this is encouraging news. It shows this virus can be controlled, even with the new variants in circulation." This means that by continuing to implement antiviral measures, it will be possible to curb the spread of the infection, the WHO head stated.
He further noted that "it’s vital that all of us continue to take the precautions to keep ourselves and each other safe." He added that "controlling the spread of the virus saves lives now, and saves lives later by reducing the chances of more variants emerging."