Globally, the number of new weekly cases decreased by 6% during the week of 26 September to 2 October 2022, as compared to the previous week, with over 2.9 million new cases reported. The number of new weekly deaths decreased by 12%, as compared to the previous week, with just over 8300 fatalities reported.
As of 2 October 2022, 615 million confirmed cases and 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).
- The COVID-19 epidemiological update at the global and regional levels.