Comprehensive news: The latest data from the World Health Organization website shows that as of 17:27 CET on March 22, the number of confirmed new crown cases in the world increased by 1,244,012 from the previous day, reaching a total of 47,0839,745; the number of deaths increased by 14,865, reaching a total of 6,092,933. example.
On the 22nd local time, the WHO released a weekly epidemiological report on the new coronary pneumonia. The report pointed out that from March 14 to March 20, there were more than 12 million new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia worldwide, an increase of 7% from the previous week, and the number of new deaths continued to decrease, a drop of 23%. New cases increased in the Western Pacific Region and decreased in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, the African Region, the South-East Asia Region and the Americas Region. The five countries that reported the most cases last week were South Korea, Vietnam, Germany, France and Australia.
Americas: Former U.S. Secretary of State infected with the new crown
Former US Secretary of State and former “First Lady” Hillary Clinton announced on the 22nd local time that her new crown test result was positive.
Hillary Clinton posted on social media that day that she was “feeling well” and had “mild cold symptoms.” She also expressed gratitude for the protection provided by the vaccine and urged those who have not yet been vaccinated to get the vaccine and booster shots as soon as possible.
She also said that her husband, former US President Bill Clinton, tested negative for the new crown. He will stay home until Hillary Clinton recovers.
On the same day, White House press secretary Psaki also issued a statement saying that she tested positive for the new coronavirus nucleic acid that day and would no longer travel to Europe with US President Biden. This is the second time Psaki has been diagnosed with the new crown.
Psaki said in a statement that Biden’s new crown test result was negative that day. She had two “social distance” meetings with Biden on the 21st. According to the CDC’s epidemic prevention guidelines, Biden is not a close contact.
On March 22, local time, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as of March 19, cases related to the BA.2 evolutionary branch of the Omicron variant accounted for 34.9% of new cases in the United States. According to the data, the Northeast region of the United States has the highest number of related cases, with about 51.8% in the New York metropolitan area and 55% in the New England region.
Europe: The German president and his wife, the Norwegian king are infected with the new crown
On the 22nd local time, German Federal President Steinmeier and his wife Budenbender were confirmed to be infected with the new crown virus. According to a spokesman for the President’s Office, Steinmeier and Budenbender both tested positive for the rapid test and nucleic acid test results that day, and the two immediately entered a state of home isolation. “Their symptoms are currently mild,” the spokesman said. Close contacts of the two have also been notified.
According to Reuters, the Norwegian Royal Palace issued a statement on the 22nd local time that King Harald V of Norway had tested positive for the new crown virus. The palace said the 85-year-old king had mild symptoms of the virus.
The Spanish Public Health Commission approved a new strategy for monitoring cases of new crown infections on the 22nd, which stipulates that cases with positive results for the new crown virus but no symptoms or mild symptoms do not need to be quarantined. This measure will be implemented from March 28 local time. effective from today.
On the 22nd local time, the Swiss federal government held the country’s last press conference on new coronary pneumonia. Many Swiss have been infected with the new coronavirus in recent weeks, with an estimated 100,000 new infections a day, according to Patrick Mattis, a crisis management officer at the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.
About 10% of the Swiss population currently has the virus, Mattis said. While the COVID-19 pandemic is not over yet, Switzerland will disband its epidemic expert group and expects to lift the final restrictions from April.
Asia: The cumulative number of confirmed cases in South Korea exceeds 10 million
According to statistics from the South Korean health department, as of 00:00 on the 23rd local time, in the past 24 hours, the country reported 490,881 new confirmed cases of the new crown. It was the second-highest number of new confirmed cases in a single day since its emergence in South Korea. The cumulative number of confirmed cases in South Korea also exceeded 10 million, reaching 10,427,247, which is equivalent to 1 in 5 Koreans infected with the new coronavirus.
Since South Korea reported its first confirmed case at the end of January 2020, after more than two years, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in South Korea exceeded one million on February 6, 2022. In the past 40 days, the cumulative number of confirmed cases has grown to over 10 million. Among them, over 90% of them will come from the first three months of 2022.
The recent rapid deterioration of the epidemic in South Korea has also made South Korea the country with the largest increase in the number of confirmed cases in the world. In the face of the severe epidemic prevention situation, the South Korean health department said that it is still too early to judge whether the epidemic has reached its peak, and relevant epidemic prevention measures will continue.
The Malaysian health department reported on the 22nd that there were 17,828 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in the country on the 21st, and the number of cases remained below 20,000 for the second consecutive day after the 20th. As of now, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in Malaysia has exceeded 4 million, reaching 4,010,952.
According to data from the Malaysian health department, since the 17th, the number of confirmed cases in Malaysia has continued to decline for five consecutive days, from more than 28,000 on the 16th, down by more than 10,000. However, recently, there have been frequent confirmed cases of celebrities in Malaysian political circles. Malaysian Islamic Party chairman Hadi Awang, DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang and People’s Justice Party chairman Anwar have tested positive.
Oceania: New Zealand will relax many epidemic prevention measures
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on the 23rd that according to the government’s judgment on the development trend of the new crown epidemic, New Zealand will relax a number of epidemic prevention measures. Including the cancellation of the vaccine mandatory order for professionals such as education and police from April 4, but the mandatory order still applies to places such as nursing homes; the upper limit of indoor gatherings is relaxed from 100 to 200 people, and the maximum number of outdoor gatherings is cancelled; from Starting from March 25, people entering and leaving restaurants, bars, shopping malls and other public places are no longer required to scan the QR code to register the time of entry and exit.