COVID-19 Cases Continue Decreasing
Globally, nearly two million new COVID-19 cases and over 12,000 related fatalities were reported in the last 28 days, a decrease of 30% and 39%, respectively, compared to the previous 28 days, reported the World Health Organization (WHO).
As of June 1, 2023, the situation is mixed at the regional level, with increases in reported cases seen in the Western Pacific Region and the African Region and decreases in related fatalities in all six WHO regions.
During this 28-day reporting period, 150 of 243 (62%) countries and territories reported at least one COVID-19 case.
The European Region had the highest proportion of countries reporting data on new hospitalizations (19 countries; 31%).
Globally, XBB.1.5 has been reported from 115 countries since the variant emerged.