Globally, the number of new weekly cases remained stable during the week of 12 to 18 September 2022 as compared to the previous week, with over 3.2 million new cases reported. The number of new weekly deaths decreased by 17% as compared to the previous week, with over 9800 fatalities reported.
As of 18 September 2022, over 609 million confirmed cases and over 6.5 million deaths have been reported globally.
In this edition, we include:
- An update on the circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs), including their geographic spread, prevalence, summary of phenotypic characteristics of the Omicron VOC, and impact of vaccines.
- The COVID-19 epidemiological update at the global and regional levels.