Over 2.7 million new COVID-19 cases were reported last week, a 2% increase compared to the previous week. The global case increase was driven by increases in the Eastern Mediterranean (10%), African Region (10%), and Europe (4%), while small declines were seen in the Americas (-2%), South-East Asia (-2%) and Western Pacific regions (-6%).
In this edition, special focus updates are provided on:
- Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System – best practices for integrating influenza and COVID-19 sentinel surveillance
- SARS-CoV-2 sero-epidemiology in Kenya
- SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern